1. [syn: obviousness, noticeability, noticeableness, patency]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Obvious \Ob"vi*ous\, a. [L. obvius; ob (see Ob-) + via way.
1. Opposing; fronting. [Obs.]
To the evil turn
My obvious breast. --Milton.
2. Exposed; subject; open; liable. [Obs.] "Obvious to
3. Easily discovered, seen, or understood; readily perceived
by the eye or the intellect; plain; evident; apparent; as,
an obvious meaning; an obvious remark.
Apart and easy to be known they lie,
Amidst the heap, and obvious to the eye. --Pope.
Syn: Plain; clear; evident. See Manifest.
[1913 Webster] -- Ob"vi*ous*ly, adv. --
[1913 Webster] Obvolute
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the property of being easy to see and understand [syn:
obviousness, noticeability, noticeableness,