visibility

noun
vis·​i·​bil·​i·​ty | \ ˌvi-zə-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce visibility (audio) \
plural visibilities

Definition of visibility

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

Examples of visibility in a Sentence

The extra publicity helped to increase the company's visibility.
Recent Examples on the Web Each diver could only go beneath the surface for about 30 minutes at a time and could not touch the bottom of the aqueduct as the disruption of silt on the bottom obscured visibility, Mims explained. Cheri Mossburg, CNN, 18 Jan. 2022 The mobile carriers announced the delay amid concerns that 5G radio signals in what’s called the C-band spectrum could interfere with older radar altimeters used in low visibility landings. Mike Freeman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Jan. 2022 The high-profile platform sets out to bring international visibility to the wealth of ground-breaking talent working in film and TV in Germany, and shaping the future of the industry. Leo Barraclough, Variety, 18 Jan. 2022 The video recorded at a family home near Tonga’s capital, Nuku’alofa, showed visibility reduced by ash fall, and cars moving slowly down a nearby road as people moved further inland. Stephen Wright, WSJ, 17 Jan. 2022 There's no proper front light, but there are visibility lights around the scooter, a bell, and a taillight. Julian Chokkattu, Wired, 16 Jan. 2022 The fog could cause hazardous driving conditions due to poor visibility, the weather service said. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, 16 Jan. 2022 The restaurants that exist outside the high-beam visibility? Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 15 Jan. 2022 Putting local artists on the museum’s international pedestal certainly helps broaden visibility for an underappreciated scene; more would be welcome. BostonGlobe.com, 13 Jan. 2022

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First Known Use of visibility

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Jan 2022

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“Visibility.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/visibility. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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visibility

noun

English Language Learners Definition of visibility

: the ability to see or be seen
: the quality or state of being known to the public

visibility

noun
vis·​i·​bil·​i·​ty | \ ˌvi-zə-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce visibility (audio) \

Kids Definition of visibility

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

visibility

noun
vis·​i·​bil·​i·​ty | \ ˌviz-ə-ˈbil-ət-ē How to pronounce visibility (audio) \
plural visibilities

Medical Definition of visibility

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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