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 eyeb : capability of being readily noticedc : capability of affording an unobstructed viewd : publicity 2d
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 of visibility from the Web
The treacherous reefs, rocks and poor visibility kept the cannon and other artifacts hidden until 2005.
But its visibility makes its marketers a target in a way that doesn’t apply to cherry farmers.
TABLE ROCK: 69 degrees, 5 to 10 feet visibility, 10 feet high.
Lopez recalled Lauer's enthusiasm for his magazine's subject matter and his high visibility in the industry.
Tomorrow (Tuesday): Expecting foggy/soupy conditions in the early morning, which may reduce visibility on the roads.
Chatri Sityodtong, founder and chairman of ONE, believes that the increasing visibility of women's MMA can empower women in Asia.
Due to the slightly high trunk line, visibility out the rear was limited, but the rearview camera eliminated that problem when backing.
Hetero cunnilingus is also getting some visibility now, thanks to shows like Scandal (hooray for Fitz!) and House of Cards.
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First Known Use of visibility
VISIBILITY Defined for English Language Learners
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
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.
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