visibility

noun vis·i·bil·i·ty \ ˌvi-zə-ˈbi-lə-tē \

Definition of visibility

plural visibilities
1 :the quality or state of being visible
2 a :the degree of clearness (as of the atmosphere or ocean); specifically :the greatest distance through the atmosphere toward the horizon at which prominent objects can be identified with the naked eye
b :capability of being readily noticed
c :capability of affording an unobstructed view
d :publicity 2d
3 :a measure of the ability of radiant energy to evoke visual sensation

Examples of visibility in a Sentence

  1. The extra publicity helped to increase the company's visibility.

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First Known Use of visibility

15th century


VISIBILITY Defined for English Language Learners

visibility

noun

Definition of visibility for English Language Learners

  • : the ability to see or be seen

  • : the quality or state of being known to the public


VISIBILITY Defined for Kids

visibility

noun vis·i·bil·i·ty \ ˌvi-zə-ˈbi-lə-tē \

Definition of visibility for Students

:the ability to see or be seen
  • The bad weather caused poor visibility on the roads.
  • Bright clothing increased the hunter's visibility.

Medical Dictionary

visibility

noun vis·i·bil·i·ty \ ˌviz-ə-ˈbil-ət-ē \

medical Definition of visibility

plural visibilities
1 :the quality or state of being visible
2 :a measure of the ability of radiant energy to evoke visual sensation


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