(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Capability of being seen
Nouns — visibility, perceptibility; conspicuity, precision; appearance, manifestation, exposure [to view]; ocular proof, evidence, or demonstration; field of view, range; high or low visibility, visibility zero; view, prospect, horizon. See vision.
1. appear, show, gleam, glimmer, glitter, glare, meet or catch the eye, materialize; present, show, manifest, produce, discover, reveal, expose, or betray itself; stand out or forth, peep or peer out, crop out; start, spring, show, turn, or crop up; float before the eyes, be conspicuous, be prominent, attract the attention, speak for itself. Informal, stand out like a sore thumb.
2. expose to view; bring out; show, display, reveal, expose, disclose (see disclosure).
Adjectives — visible, visual, perceptible, perceivable, noticeable, observable, discernible, external, outward, seeable, to be seen; in [full] view, in sight, in the open, exposed to view; distinct; apparent, manifest, evident, obvious, unhidden, unclouded, conspicuous, prominent, in the public eye, in view, glaring, staring, standing out; before one, before one's eyes, under one's nose. Informal, plain as the nose on one's face.
Adverbs — visibly, perceptibly, etc.; in sight of, before one's eyes, à vue d'œil, as large as life.
Quotation — The visible is a shadow cast by the invisible (Plato).
Antonyms, see invisibility.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. perceptibility, discernibility, distinctness, range of vision; see clarity .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
range of vision, clearness, clarity, cloudiness, cloud ceiling, fogginess, perceptibility.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The quality, condition, or degree of being visible: perceptibility, visuality, visualness. See SEE.

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