obvious

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"Water is wet" is an obvious statement.

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From Latin obvius (being in the way so as to meet, meeting, easy to access, at hand, ready, obvious), from ob- (before) + via (way).

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obvious (comparative more obvious, superlative most obvious)

  1. 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.

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