Crossword clues for visibility
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Visibility \Vis`i*bil"i*ty\, n. [L. visibilitas: cf. F. visibilit['e].] The quality or state of being visible.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1400, "condition of being visible," from Late Latin visibilitatem (nominative visibilitas) "condition of being seen; conspicuousness," from visibilis (see visible). Meaning "range of vision under given conditions" is from 1914. Sense of "prominence, fame, public attention" is recorded from 1958.
n. 1 (context uncountable English) The condition of being visible. 2 (context countable English) The degree to which things may be seen.
degree of exposure to public notice; "that candidate does not have sufficient visibility to win an election"; "he prefers a low profile" [syn: profile]
capability of providing a clear unobstructed view; "a windshield with good visibility"
In meteorology, visibility is a measure of the distance at which an object or light can be clearly discerned. It is reported within surface weather observations and METAR code either in meters or statute miles, depending upon the country. Visibility affects all forms of traffic: roads, sailing and aviation. Meteorological visibility refers to transparency of air: in dark, meteorological visibility is still the same as in daylight for the same air.
Visibility may refer to:
- Visual perception
- Visibility in meteorology, a measure of the distance at which an object or light can be seen
- A measure of turbidity in water quality control
- Interferometric visibility, which quantifies interference contrast in optics
- Visibility (corporation), a company which markets ERP software
- Visibility (geometry), a geometric abstraction of real-life visibility
- The reach of information hiding, in computing
Visible may refer to
- Visible spectrum, light which can be seen by the human eye
- Visible (album) 1985 album of Canadian band CANO
Visibility is a mathematical abstraction of the real-life notion of visibility.
Given a set of obstacles in the Euclidean space, two points in the space are said to be visible to each other, if the line segment that joins them does not intersect any obstacles. (In the Earth's atmosphere light follows a slightly curved path that is not perfectly predictable, complicating the calculation of actual visibility.)
Computation of visibility is among the basic problems in computational geometry and has applications in computer graphics, motion planning, and other areas.
Visibility develops Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, which targets small to mid-sized Engineer-to-Order (ETO), Make-to-Order (MTO), Mixed-Mode and Project-Oriented Manufacturing companies.
Usage examples of "visibility".
It was known that the Germans were rapidly bringing up new batteries north of the Ancre while low visibility postponed the day of the attack.
Textures rippled into visibility: a mottled striation of greens in the annelid segments, facets in the trilateral chameleon eyes.
The head pushed forward, bringing into visibility thickly maned shoulders, forefeet with sharply split hooves as dreadfully bedabbled as the horns.
The tension caused by his fugitive status and the high visibility of his crimes gives the murderer a sense of desperation.
On the fifth day past the Kadarin, they camped on the lower slope of the road up into Scaravel, after daylong travel in thin flurrying snow that cut visibility to a few horse-lengths ahead.
Pullings was obliged to relay his orders, but it was with real satisfaction that he saw the Dryad steer south and the Polyphemus north until they were spread out so that in line abreast the three of them could survey the great part of the channel - a sparkling day, warm in spite of the wind, a truly Mediterranean day at last with splendid visibility, white clouds racing across a perfect sky, their shadows showing purple on a sea royal-blue where it was not white: an absurd day to have a cold on.
As the smoke began to thin, restoring visibility to the center of the great reception hall, Boba Fett took his gloved hand away from the control pad on his opposite forearm.
As it was they had to settle for thin clouds gusting over Diranol, subduing its red lambency to a sourceless candle-glow which reduced ordinary visibility to a few hundred metres.
If it is objected that the sun is light entire, this would only be a proof of our assertion: no other visible form will contain light which must, then, have no other property than that of visibility, and in fact all other visible objects are something more than light alone.
Cygni B was a bright, orangish fire in the right half of his visibility.
A mountain which seems very close, given the sharpness of visibility in the clear air, may actually be forty pasangs in the distance.
Instantly an alarm sounded, and a sudden shower of phenolic disinfectant drenched the whole lab, sending up clouds of mist and reducing the visibility to zero.
When , the full force of the storm flowed over them, the world turned dark and gray, visibility dropped to a few spans, and the stupid pack scrats obstinately stopped and refused to move, even under spear-point prods.
But because it was possible to know and to say only within a taxonomic area of visibility, the knowledge of plants was bound to prove more extensive than that of animals.
On the one hand, he was conservative architecturally, preferring Gothic buttresses as a means of support, and his attempt to raise the buttresses of the tribunes may have been not only out of concern for visibility but also an attempt to use the tribunes and buttresses as supporting members for the dome.