What is readability?

readability meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

In typography, the characteristics of a typeface that make it easy for the human eye to read large blocks of printed matter, in contrast to legibility, which allows the eye to comprehend a few words or phrases on a page rapidly and accurately. As a general rule, roman typefaces have the highest readability and sans-serifs the highest legibility. Most italic typefaces are too light to be readable en masse. Nearly all typefaces lose readability in condensation.In literary composition, prose written in a style that makes the content easy to comprehend. Some publishers use a fog index to measure readability.


reference: ABC-CLIO