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Free from doubt, burden, or obstacle; without limitation; plain or unencumbered.

The term is used to mean unambiguous or definitive and has various applications. For example, a clear intent to make a gift means that there is no doubt that the donor had the intent to relinquish all dominion and control over the property.

Clear and convincing proof is evidence that establishes a firm belief in a person's mind that a fact much more likely than not exists.

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Mandates for electric cars have been in effect for years, to little effect, either in terms of sales or clearing the air. The latest rulings coming out of the California Air Resources Board, which oversees efforts to reduce air pollution, are likely only to make matters worse, and maybe make all cars a bit more expensive.
The steam moves from the boiler to the radiators, clearing the air ahead of itself, and allowing the condensed steam to flow back to the boiler by gravity.