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visible

  

      adj  
1    capable of being perceived by the eye  
2    capable of being perceived by the mind; evident  
no visible dangers     
3    available  
the visible resources     
4    (of an index or file) using a flexible display system for the contents  
5    of or relating to the balance of trade  
visible transactions     
6    represented by visible symbols  
      n  
7    a visible item of trade; product  
     (C14: from Latin visibilis, from videre to see)  
  visibleness      n  
  visibly      adv  


visible balance  
      n      another name for       balance of trade  
visible radiation  
      n   electromagnetic radiation that causes the sensation of sight; light. It has wavelengths between about 380 and 780 nanometres  
visible speech  
      n   a system of phonetic notation invented by Alexander Melville Bell (1819--1905) that utilized symbols based on the schematic representation of the articulations used for each speech sound  
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adj.
able to be seen
[US] Ex.: the car in front of us was visible because we had the lights on
exp.
To position ones self, or an object like your rusty old car, in a place that is not only open and clearly visible to all, it is unavoidably in just about everyone's way.
[Slang] "You can't miss him, he's over there, parked in his POS Volvo, smack dab in the middle of the road!" source : Urban Dictionary
n.
The specular reflection of light from the surface of an eye in a photograph visible as a bright white spot on the eye.
The separate lights of the studio flash kit should be positioned so that the portrait exhibits only one catchlight per eye.
n.
purple dye sprayed by a police water cannon to mark the demonstrators for arrest. The purple substance was dubbed 'purple rain' by the press after an anti-apartheid protest held in Cape Town on September 2, 1989.
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