visible

[ viz-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈvɪz ə bəl /

adjective

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.
Commerce.
  1. available or accessible; already existing, as goods in a warehouse or in transit as opposed to goods in production: visible supply.
  2. involving actual goods that have been recorded or accounted for: visible trade.
prepared or converted for visual presentation; represented visually.

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Origin of visible

1300–50; Middle English <Latin vīsibilis, equivalent to vīs(us) (see vision) + -ibilis-ible

OTHER WORDS FROM visible

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH visible

visible , visual
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British Dictionary definitions for visible

visible
/ (ˈvɪzɪbəl) /

adjective

noun

a visible item of trade; product

Derived forms of visible

visibleness, nounvisibly, adverb

Word Origin for visible

C14: from Latin vīsibilis, from vidēre to see
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