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n. pl. vis·i·bil·i·ties
1. The fact, state, or degree of being visible.
2. The greatest distance under given weather conditions to which it is possible to see without instrumental assistance.
a. The capability of being easily observed: an executive with high visibility.
b. The capability of providing a clear, unobstructed view: a windshield with good visibility.


1. the condition or fact of being visible
2. clarity of vision or relative possibility of seeing
3. the range of vision: visibility is 500 yards.


(ˌvɪz əˈbɪl ɪ ti)

1. the quality, state, or fact of being visible.
2. the greatest distance it is possible to see under given atmospheric conditions.
3. the relative capacity to be seen under given conditions of distance, light, etc.
[1575–85; < Late Latin]




  1. Conspicuous, like giraffes —Karl Shapiro
  2. (A trail as) faint as a whisp —Edward Hoagland
  3. (The writing was as) faint as sparrow tracks in sand —Will Weaver
  4. Hidden from view, like undeveloped negatives —Anon
  5. Hide … as a boat finds a cove until the storm passes —Mary Lee Settle
  6. Hiding like tumors —Charles Johnson
  7. Imperceptible as a spring breeze —Susan Richards Shreve
  8. Imperceptible as grief —Emily Dickinson

    This is both the title and the first line of a poem.

  9. Invisible as a city sparrow —Marge Piercy
  10. Invisible as the web in a spider’s belly —Marge Piercy
  11. Invisible, like a bad odor —Stephen Longstreet
  12. Just out of sight like stars in the noon sky —John Farris
  13. Lurking beneath the surface like a nest of snakes —Anon article on drugs as the X factor in National Football League violence, New York Times, November 30, 1986
  14. Noticeable as a fart in a hail storm —American colloquialism
  15. Prominent as a fried egg stain on the front of a full dress vest —Arthur Baer
  16. Protrude like hairs from an old man’s nose —F. D. Reeve
  17. (The scene in front of him remained) unclear, like a painting so encrusted with dirt and varnish its depths refuse the investigating eye —Clive Barker
  18. Unnoticeable as a pore —Karl Shapiro
  19. Unobtrusive as a thief —Paul Theroux
  20. Unseen like our shadows —Margaret Atwood
  21. Visible … like a goldfish in a bowl —Cornell Woolrich
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.visibility - quality or fact or degree of being visiblevisibility - quality or fact or degree of being visible; perceptible by the eye or obvious to the eye; "low visibility caused by fog"
conspicuousness - high visibility
perceptibility - the property of being perceptible by the mind or the senses
visual range - distance at which a given standard object can be seen with the unaided eye
invisibility, invisibleness - the quality of not being perceivable by the eye
2.visibility - degree of exposure to public noticevisibility - degree of exposure to public notice; "that candidate does not have sufficient visibility to win an election"
salience, saliency, strikingness - the state of being salient
low profile - a state of low visibility in which public notice is avoided; "he was never one to keep a low profile"
3.visibility - capability of providing a clear unobstructed viewvisibility - capability of providing a clear unobstructed view; "a windshield with good visibility"
uncloudedness, clarity, clearness - the quality of clear water; "when she awoke the clarity was back in her eyes"


The quality, condition, or degree of being visible:
látási viszonyok
görüşgörüş mesafesi
tầm nhìn


[ˌvɪzɪˈbɪlɪtɪ] N
1. (Met) → visibilidad f
good/poor visibilitybuena/poca visibilidad f
2. (= level of recognition) the company needs to improve its visibilityla compañía necesita darse más a conocer


[ˌvɪzɪˈbɪləti] n
(= ability to see) → visibilité f
Visibility was poor → La visibilité était mauvaise.
[problem, situation] → visibilité f


(Met) → Sichtweite f; poor/good visibilityschlechte/gute Sicht; low visibilitygeringe Sichtweite; visibility is down to 100 metresdie Sichtweite beträgt nur 100 Meter


[ˌvɪzɪˈbɪlɪtɪ] nvisibilità


(ˈvizəbl) adjective
able to be seen. The house is visible through the trees; The scar on her face is scarcely visible now.
ˈvisibly adverb
ˌvisiˈbility noun
the range of distance over which things may be (clearly) seen. Visibility is poor today; Visibility in the fog was down to twenty yards in places.


وُضُوح viditelnost synlighed Sicht ορατότητα visibilidad näkyvyys visibilité vidljivost visibilità 視界 시계 zichtbaarheid synlighet widoczność visibilidade видимость synlighet ทัศนวิสัย görüş tầm nhìn 可见度
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