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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɑb.viː.əs/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɒb.viː.əs/
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɒ.viː.əs/ (non-standard)
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- Easily discovered, seen, or understood; self-explanatory.
2013 August 17, “Down towns”, The Economist, volume 408, number 8849:
- It is not obvious, to economists anyway, that cities should exist at all. Crowds of people mean congestion and costly land and labour. But there are also well-known advantages to bunching up. When transport costs are sufficiently high a firm can spend more money shipping goods to clusters of consumers than it saves on cheap land and labour.
- See also Wikisaurus:obvious.
easily discovered or understood; self-explanatory