- that can be seen; perceptible to the eye: mountains visible in the distance.
- apparent; manifest; obvious: a man with no visible means of support.
- being constantly or frequently in the public view; conspicuous: a visible political position.
- noting or pertaining to a system of keeping records or information on cards or sheets in such a way that the desired reference can be brought instantly to view: a visible index.
- available or accessible; already existing, as goods in a warehouse or in transit as opposed to goods in production: visible supply.
- involving actual goods that have been recorded or accounted for: visible trade.
- prepared or converted for visual presentation; represented visually.
Origin of visible
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Examples from the Web for visible
“There has been no visible progress of oil removal,” he said in the April 2012 inspection report.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.
David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News
December 9, 2014
One visible trend is the re-use of components to meet different mission needs.How China Will Track—and Kill—America’s Newest Stealth Jets
December 2, 2014
It is often the least visible but sometimes deadliest of injuries: traumatic brain injury (TBI).Understanding Tracy Morgan’s Traumatic Brain Injury
November 20, 2014
In visible light this star system is completely shrouded in dust, its details hidden.The Most Stunning View Ever of Planets Being Born
Matthew R. Francis
November 9, 2014
Swift and company know how visible even these decisions are in the information age.Taylor Swift Dumps Spotify, Igniting Turf War Between Spotify and Apple
November 4, 2014
Stern displeasure was visible in the countenance of the great sculptor.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
To the east, plains for at least thirty miles, when broken ranges were visible.
A salt lake was visible a few miles to the east, towards which we proceeded.
If the Pole is surrounded by water, it must be a visible point of land.
It must have stood there, close to where he now was, but it was not visible.Rico and Wiseli
- capable of being perceived by the eye
- capable of being perceived by the mind; evidentno visible dangers
- availablethe visible resources
- (of an index or file) using a flexible display system for the contents
- of or relating to the balance of tradevisible transactions
- represented by visible symbols
- a visible item of trade; product
Word Origin and History for visible
mid-14c., from Old French visible (12c.), from Latin visibilis "that may be seen," from visus, past participle of videre "to see" (see vision). An Old English word for this was eagsyne.