adjective \ō-ˈvərt, ˈō-(ˌ)vərt\

: easily seen : not secret or hidden

Full Definition of OVERT

:  open to view :  manifest <overt hostility>
overt·ly adverb
overt·ness noun

Origin of OVERT

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from past participle of ovrir to open, from Vulgar Latin *operire, alteration of Latin aperire
First Known Use: 14th century


adjective \ō-ˈvərt, ˈō-ˌvərt also ˈō-vərt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OVERT

:  open to view :  readily perceived <overt behavior>
overt·ly adverb


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