Simple Definition of visible
: able to be seen
: easily seen or understood
: known to or noticed by the public
Full Definition of visible
1 a : capable of being seen <stars visible to the naked eye> b : situated in the region of the electromagnetic spectrum perceptible to human vision <visible light> —used of radiation having a wavelength between about 400 nanometers and 700 nanometers
3 : capable of being discovered or perceived : recognizable <no visible means of support>
4 : accessible 4 <visible resources>
5 : devised to keep a particular part or item always in full view or readily seen or referred to <a visible index>
Examples of visible
The ship was not visible through the fog.
The ship was barely visible.
The patient showed no visible symptoms.
There was a visible change in his mood.
They played a highly visible role in the negotiations.
Origin of visible
Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin visibilis, from visus, past participle of vidēre to see
First Known Use: 14th century
Rhymes with visible
Medical Definition of visible
1: capable of being seen : perceptible to vision <particulates visible to the naked eye>
2: situated in the visible spectrum <visible light>
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