[ viz-uh-bil-i-tee ]
/ ˌvɪz əˈbɪl ɪ ti /


the state or fact of being visible.
the relative ability to be seen under given conditions of distance, light, atmosphere, etc.: low visibility due to fog.
Also called visual range. Meteorology. the distance at which a given standard object can be seen and identified with the unaided eye.
the ability to give a relatively large range of unobstructed vision: a windshield with good visibility.
Typography. legibility(def 2).

Origin of visibility

1575–85; < Late Latin vīsibilitās, equivalent to Latin vīsibili(s) visible + -tās -ty2


in·ter·vis·i·bil·i·ty, nounnon·vis·i·bil·i·ty, noun, plural non·vis·i·bil·i·ties.pre·vis·i·bil·i·ty, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for visibility

/ (ˌvɪzɪˈbɪlɪtɪ) /


the condition or fact of being visible
clarity of vision or relative possibility of seeing
the range of visionvisibility is 500 yards
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