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1. Possible to see; perceptible to the eye: a visible object.
a. Obvious to the eye: a visible change of expression.
b. Being often in the public view; conspicuous.
3. Manifest; apparent: no visible solution to the problem.
4. On hand; available: a visible supply.
5. Constructed or designed to keep important parts in easily accessible view: a visible file.
6. Represented visually, as by symbols.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin vīsibilis, from vīsus, past participle of vidēre, to see; see vision.]

vis′i·ble·ness n.
vis′i·bly adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.visibleness - quality or fact or degree of being visiblevisibleness - 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
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