Perceivable by the eye; capable of being seen; perceptible; in view; as, a visible star; the least spot is visible on white paper.
Noticeable; apparent; open; conspicuous.
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\vis"i*ble\ (?), a. [l. visibilis, fr. videre, visum, to see: cf. f. visible. see vision.]
1. perceivable by the eye; capable of being seen; perceptible; in view; as, a visible star; the least spot is visible on white paper. maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. of com. prayer. virtue made visible in outward grace.
2. noticeable; apparent; open; conspicuous. the factions at court were greater, or more visible, than before.
church (theol.), the apparent church of christ on earth; the whole body of professed believers in christ, as contradistinguished from the invisible, or real, church, consisting of sanctified persons.
horizon. same as apparent horizon, under apparent. -- vis"i*ble*ness , n. -- vis"i*bly , adv.
1. perceptible especially by the eye; or open to easy view; "a visible object"; "visible stars"; "mountains visible in the distance"; "a visible change of expression"; "visible files" [syn: seeable]
2. obvious to the eye; "a visible change of expression" [syn: obvious]
3. being often in the public eye; "a visible public figure"
4. present and easily available; "the cash on hand is adequate for current needs"; "emergency police were on hand in case of trouble"; "a visible supply"; "visible resources" [syn: on hand(p) , visible(a) ]
depression of the visible horizon