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adjective vis·i·ble \ˈvi-zə-bəl\

Simple Definition of visible

  • : able to be seen

  • : easily seen or understood

  • : known to or noticed by the public

Full Definition of visible

  1. 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

  2. 2 a :  exposed to view <the visible horizon> b (1) :  conspicuous <has played a highly visible role in the negotiations> (2) :  well-known <a highly visible politician>

  3. 3 :  capable of being discovered or perceived :  recognizable <no visible means of support>

  4. 4 :  accessible 4 <visible resources>

  5. 5 :  devised to keep a particular part or item always in full view or readily seen or referred to <a visible index>

vis·i·ble·ness noun
vis·i·bly play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of visible

  1. The ship was not visible through the fog.

  2. The ship was barely visible.

  3. The patient showed no visible symptoms.

  4. There was a visible change in his mood.

  5. 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


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visible

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adjective vis·i·ble \ˈviz-ə-bəl\

Medical Definition of visible

  1. 1:  capable of being seen :  perceptible to vision <particulates visible to the naked eye>

  2. 2:  situated in the visible spectrum <visible light>






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