AskDefine | Define lucid

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lucid adj
1 (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable; "writes in a limpid style"; "lucid directions"; "a luculent oration"- Robert Burton; "pellucid prose"; "a crystal clear explanation"; "a perspicuous argument" [syn: limpid, luculent, pellucid, crystal clear, perspicuous]
2 having a clear mind; "a lucid moment in his madness"
3 capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner; "a lucid thinker"; "she was more coherent than she had been just after the accident" [syn: coherent, logical]
4 transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity; "the cold crystalline water of melted snow"; "crystal clear skies"; "could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool"; "lucid air"; "a pellucid brook"; "transparent cristal" [syn: crystalline, crystal clear, limpid, pellucid, transparent]

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English

Etymology

Latin lucidus, from lux 'light' + -id.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈluːsɪd/

Derived terms

Translations

clear; easily understood
  • Finnish: selvä, selkeä
mentally rational; sane
  • Finnish: selväpäinen, selkeä-älyinen
bright, luminous, translucent or transparent
  • Finnish: selkeä, kirkas, läpikuultava, läpinäkyvä

Spanish

Verb form

lucid
  1. second-person plural imperative of lucir

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