Definitions for Visibilityˌvɪz əˈbɪl ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vis•i•bil•i•tyˌvɪz əˈbɪl ɪ ti(n.)

  1. the quality, state, or fact of being visible.

  2. the greatest distance it is possible to see under given atmospheric conditions.

    Category: Meteorology

  3. the relative capacity to be seen under given conditions of distance, light, etc.

Origin of visibility:

1575–85; < LL

Princeton's WordNet

  1. visibility, visibleness(noun)

    quality or fact or degree of being visible; perceptible by the eye or obvious to the eye

    "low visibility caused by fog"

  2. visibility, profile(noun)

    degree of exposure to public notice

    "that candidate does not have sufficient visibility to win an election"

  3. visibility(noun)

    capability of providing a clear unobstructed view

    "a windshield with good visibility"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. visibility(noun)ˌvɪz əˈbɪl ɪ ti

    the distance you can see as a result of air quality, weather conditions, etc.

    good/poor visibility


  1. visibility(Noun)

    The condition of being visible

  2. visibility(Noun)

    The degree to which things may be seen.

    The visibility from that angle was good

Webster Dictionary

  1. Visibility(noun)

    the quality or state of being visible


  1. 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.

Translations for Visibility

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the range of distance over which things may be (clearly) seen

Visibility is poor today; Visibility in the fog was down to twenty yards in places.

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