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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: able to be seen; perceptible through sight.
Things are visible to certain animals at night that are not visible to humans.On a clear day, the mountains are visible from the city.
hidden, invisible
similar words:
apparent, external, observable, plain
definition 2: obvious; manifest.
There has been no visible change in the patient's condition.When you reexamine the data, it's clearly visible that the conclusions drawn from the study are not supported.
hidden, invisible
similar words:
broad, conspicuous, noticeable, obvious, plain
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adverb + (adj.)visible barely, clearly, easily, faintly, highly, increasingly, less, most, partially, plainly, publicly, readily, scarcely
(adj.)visible + adverb everywhere
(adj.)visible + noun backyard, beam, binoculars, brightness, cloud, crack, disk, distance, fat, hemisphere, horizon, laser, lesion, light, manifestation, marker, mile, photon, presence, radiation, reminder, scope, sign, spectrum, surface, symbol, tattoo, telescope, trace, unity, universe, wavelength, window, wound, x-ray  [See all][See only the most frequent]
derivation: visibly (adv.)
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The word visible contains the following parts:
vid, vis, -vise Latin root that means see
-able, -ible, -ble Latin adjective-forming suffix that means capable of being, doing, or undergoing
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The suffix -able , and its variants, is attached to Latin verb roots or English transitive verbs to form adjectives. (In a small set of cases, -able is attached to a noun, e.g. knowledgeable and marriageable.) For spelling purposes, it is useful to know that -able is more likely to be added to a whole English word (comparable , adorable ), while -ible is more likely to follow a bound root (visible , legible ). However,there are still many words which combine a root with -able (capable , inevitable ). The suffix -ity can be added to any adjective ending in -able , -ible , -ble to produce a corresponding noun ending in -ability, -ibility, -bility (possible + -ity > possibility; irrevocable + -ity > irrevocability.)
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