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If you know something the very moment you see it, then that fact is "clear" to you. That is the general meaning of "clearcut".



Clearcut is something that is easily / sharply defined. If you only know something when you see it then that thing is by its very nature not easily defined / loosely defined. These are opposite things. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_know_it_when_I_see_it


Hmm, I see I was wrong.




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