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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Possible to see; perceptible to the eye: a visible object.
  • adj. Obvious to the eye: a visible change of expression.
  • adj. Being often in the public view; conspicuous.
  • adj. Manifest; apparent: no visible solution to the problem.
  • adj. On hand; available: a visible supply.
  • adj. Constructed or designed to keep important parts in easily accessible view: a visible file.
  • adj. Represented visually, as by symbols.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Able to be seen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Perceivable by the eye; capable of being seen; perceptible; in view
  • adj. Noticeable; apparent; open; conspicuous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Perceivable by the eye; capable of being seen; open to sight.
  • Apparent; open; conspicuous: as, a man with no visible means of support.
  • In entomology, noting parts which are not concealed by other parts, as the spiracles when they are not concealed under the hard parts of the integument: opposed to covered
  • n. That which is seen by the eye.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of being seen; or open to easy view
  • adj. present and easily available
  • adj. obvious to the eye

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old French, from Latin vīsibilis, from vīsus, past participle of vidēre, to see; see vision.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin visibilis ("that may be seen"), from Latin videre ("to see"), past participle visus; see vision. (Wiktionary)

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