conspicuity

noun

con·​spi·​cu·​i·​ty ˌkän(t)-spə-ˈkyü-ə-tē How to pronounce conspicuity (audio)
: the quality or state of being conspicuous : conspicuousness

Examples of conspicuity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is called cognitive conspicuity. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, 7 Apr. 2020 While drivers have a hard time seeing and recognizing pedestrians at night, the other half of the problem is that pedestrians dramatically overestimate their own conspicuity. Outside Online, 14 Oct. 2021 This trend has come about courtesy of a line of scientific research known broadly as conspicuity. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, 7 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1601, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of conspicuity was in 1601

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“Conspicuity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conspicuity. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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