vis´i|ble|ness

vis´i|ble|ness
vis|i|ble «VIHZ uh buhl», adjective, noun.
–adj.
1. a) that can be seen: »

The shore was barely visible through the fog.

SYNONYM(S): distinct. b) that can be converted, often from one of various forms of energy, into electrical energy in order to be made visible: »

heartbeat made visible with an electrocardiograph.

2. that can be seen under certain particular conditions: »

The eclipse of the moon was visible at midnight.

3. Figurative. readily evident; apparent; obvious: »

A tramp has no visible means of support.

SYNONYM(S): manifest, perceptible.
–n.
1. something seen; visible thing.
2. Genetics. a mutation easily seen by examination: »

We know how many of the genetical effects are…dominant visibles which affect the offspring, or recessive visibles which affect later generations of irradiated flies (C. Auerbach).

[< Latin vīsibilis < vidēre to see]
vis´i|ble|ness, noun.

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