[ adjective ] easily perceived or understood


"obvious errors"

Used in print

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

Time_and_again in counseling and teaching , one encounters members of this group whose attempts to bring into some kind of unity the insubstantial mythologies of their `` fundamentalist '' heritage and the stubborn reality of the modern_world are only_too painfully obvious .

(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)

To say that science had reduced many such fears merely reiterates the obvious and frequent statement that science eliminated much of magic and superstition .

(Harry H. Hull, "The Normal Forces and Their Ther...)

Although the * * f calculation is obvious by_analogy_with that for gravitational_field and osmotic_pressure , it is interesting to confirm it by a method which can be generalized to include related effects .

(James A. Ibers et al., "Proton magnetic resonance...)

We found no obvious effects due_to preferred orientation of the crystallites in this sample nor would we expect to on the basis of the shape found from electron_microscopic examination .

The rf power level was maintained small enough at all times to prevent obvious line shape distortions by saturation effects .

[ adjective ] easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind




"a perceptible sense of expectation in the court" "an obvious (or palpable) lie"

Used in print

(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)

It was the season 's first night_game and an obvious refocusing of the lights are in_order .

(The Providence Journal...)

The dialogue is sharp , witty and candid - typical `` do n't eat the daisies '' material - which has stamped the author throughout her books and plays , and it was obvious that the Theatre-by-the-Sea audience liked it .

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

Every detail in his interpretation has been beautifully thought_out , and of these I would especially cite the delicious landler touch the pianist brings to the fifth variation ( an obvious indication that he is playing with Viennese musicians ) , and the gossamer shading throughout .

Some of them are obvious , such as the fact that we associate recorded and live music with our responses and behavior in different types of environments and social settings .

(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)

The feet wore army shoes , in obvious disrepair .

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[ adjective ] obvious to the eye or mind




"a tower conspicuous at a great distance" "wore conspicuous neckties" "made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening"

Used in print

(87th Congress, 1st Session. Congressional Record....)

`` The logic of creating a strong , balanced , competitive two system railroad service in the East is so obvious that B._+_O. was publicly committed to the approach outlined here .

[ adjective ] obvious to the eye




"a visible change of expression"

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