- 1.1The quality of being coherent and intelligible: for the sake of clarity, each of these strategies is dealt with separatelyMore example sentences
- For the sake of clarity, pathways have been simplified.
- This is not to say I have to like the construction; in writing-instructor mode, I can and do encourage writers to avoid it for the sake of clarity.
- However, for the sake of clarity, let me make the following point.
- 1.2The quality of being easy to see or hear; sharpness of image or sound: the clarity of the pictureMore example sentences
- The sharpness and clarity of the images is pleasing to the eye.
- What is lost in the translation to the small screen is compensated for in the sharpness and clarity of the DVD images.
- I found the image quality excellent; with a degree of sharpness and clarity I did not expect from a film of this age.
- 1.3The quality of being certain or definite: it was clarity of purpose that he neededMore example sentences
- A well-posed problem is a problem that can be stated with enough clarity and definiteness that it is guaranteed a solution.
- How many people will have seen such displays and will be impressed by the certainty and clarity of the definite statements made by ‘science’?
- Such debates, it seems to me, have not so much contributed to greater clarity or definition of the terms, but rather served only to cloud and confuse the issues.
- 1.4The quality of transparency or purity: the crystal clarity of waterMore example sentences
- To maintain the water's clarity and purity, this wilderness area employs ingenious purification methods.
- Clear minerals reflect all the colours of the spectrum and symbolize purity, clarity and wholeness.
- However, the real goal of alchemical work is not to obtain material gold, but spiritual gold: a state of enormous power, clarity, and purity.
Middle English (in the sense 'glory, divine splendour'): from Latin claritas, from clarus 'clear'. The current sense dates from the early 17th century.