visible

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From Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin visibilis (that may be seen), from Latin videre (to see), past participle visus; see vision.

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visible (comparative more visible, superlative most visible)

  1. Able to be seen.
    When the sun rises the world becomes visible.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, The Celebrity:
      Although the Celebrity was almost impervious to sarcasm, he was now beginning to exhibit visible signs of uneasiness, the consciousness dawning upon him that his eccentricity was not receiving the ovation it merited.
    • 2013 May-June, William E. Conner, “An Acoustic Arms Race”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 206-7: 
      Earless ghost swift moths become “invisible” to echolocating bats by forming mating clusters close [] above vegetation and effectively blending into the clutter of echoes that the bat receives from the leaves and stems around them. Many insects probably use this strategy, which is a close analogy to crypsis in the visible world—camouflage and other methods for blending into one’s visual background.

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Asturian[edit]

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visible (epicene, plural visibles)

  1. visible (able to be seen)

Catalan[edit]

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visible m, f (masculine and feminine plural visibles)

  1. visible

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French[edit]

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visible (masculine and feminine, plural visibles)

  1. visible

Galician[edit]

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visible m, f (plural visibles)

  1. visible

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Spanish[edit]

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visible m, f (plural visibles)

  1. visible

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