[ adjective ] easily perceived or understood
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 .
[ 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 .