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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: visibilis, from visus; VISION

visible

adjective
     
vis‧i‧ble W3
1 something that is visible can be seen [≠ invisible]
clearly/highly/barely etc visible
The outline of the mountains was clearly visible.
visible to
The sign was clearly visible to passing motorists.
The comet is visible to the naked eye (=can be seen without using special equipment).
Check the plant for any visible signs of disease.
2 an effect that is visible is great enough to be noticed [= noticeable]:
There has been a visible change in his attitude.
3 someone who is visible is in a situation in which a lot of people notice them:
highly visible politicians

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