easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind
Easily discovered, seen, or understood; self-explanatory.
Origin: From obvius, from ob- + via.
exposed; subject; open; liable
easily discovered, seen, or understood; readily perceived by the eye or the intellect; plain; evident; apparent; as, an obvious meaning; an obvious remark
"Obvious" is the third single to be released from the American R&B singer LeToya's debut album LeToya. According to Billboard, due to LeToya's popularity and feedback from radio, the single had a 96% chance of becoming a hit, but due to the fusing of Capitol Records and Virgin Records, all funding for the album were frozen until the completion of the merger. In addition to LeToya, the merger affected other Capitol and Virgin Records artist such as Janet Jackson, Chingy, and Cherish, resulting in their respective singles getting no accompanying video or promotion.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ob′vi-us, adj. meeting one in the way: easily discovered or understood: evident.—adv. Ob′viously.—n. Ob′viousness. [L. obvius.]
The Obvious Corporation creates technology systems to facilitate the process of collaboration between people to improve the world. Obvious believes that technology has the power to affect individuals, organizations, and society if implemented the right way. After creating Twitter and Odeo, Obvious is being relaunched to bring the world more products that matter.Obvious Corp. was founded in 2006 and is based in San Francisco, California.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'obvious' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1193
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'obvious' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1536
Rank popularity for the word 'obvious' in Adjectives Frequency: #146
The numerical value of obvious in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of obvious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.
Absolutely, without a doubt, Right now Apple is the most obvious thing that has to go up.
There were some cases that were very obvious, those were the cases of anger and aggression.
The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say -- because they were too obvious.
As it is an ancient truth that freedom cannot be legislated into existence, so it is no less obvious that freedom cannot be censored into existence.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- obviCatalan, Valencian
- zřejmý, samozřejmýCzech
- oplagt, åbenbar, tydelig, indlysendeDanish
- egyértelmű, nyilvánvalóHungarian
- ovvio, evidenteItalian
- ცხადი, საჩინო, აშკარაGeorgian
- voor de hand liggend, overduidelijkDutch
- innlysende, opplagtNorwegian
- څرګند, ښکارهPashto, Pushto
- vădit, evident, limpede, clarRomanian
- belirgin, açık, belliTurkish
- я́вний, очеви́днийUkrainian
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