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Visible \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.
    --Bk. 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.

    Visible 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.

    Visible horizon. Same as Apparent horizon, under Apparent. [1913 Webster] -- Vis"i*ble*ness, n. -- Vis"i*bly, adv.


n. The state or quality of being visible.


n. quality or fact or degree of being visible; perceptible by the eye or obvious to the eye; "low visibility caused by fog" [syn: visibility] [ant: invisibility]