Visible horizon
Visible Vis"i*ble, a. [L. visibilis, fr. videre, visum, to see: cf. F. visible. See {Vision}.] 1. Perceivable by the eye; capable of being seen; perceptible; in view; as, a visible star; the least spot is visible on white paper. [1913 Webster]

Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. --Bk. of Com. Prayer. [1913 Webster]

Virtue made visible in outward grace. --Young. [1913 Webster]

2. Noticeable; apparent; open; conspicuous. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The factions at court were greater, or more visible, than before. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

{Visible church} (Theol.), the apparent church of Christ on earth; the whole body of professed believers in Christ, as contradistinguished from the invisible, or real, church, consisting of sanctified persons.

{Visible horizon}. Same as {Apparent horizon}, under {Apparent}. [1913 Webster] -- {Vis"i*ble*ness}, n. -- {Vis"i*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]


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  • Visible horizon — Horizon Ho*ri zon, n. [F., fr. L. horizon, fr. Gr. ? (sc. ?) the bounding line, horizon, fr. ? to bound, fr. ? boundary, limit.] 1. The line which bounds that part of the earth s surface visible to a spectator from a given point; the apparent… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • visible horizon — noun the line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet • Syn: ↑horizon, ↑apparent horizon, ↑sensible horizon, ↑skyline • Hypernyms: ↑line • Part Holonyms: ↑perspective, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • visible horizon — regimasis horizontas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. apparent horizon; sensible horizon; visible horizon vok. scheinbarer Horizont, m; sichtbarer Horizont, m; Sichthorizont, m rus. видимый горизонт, m pranc. horizon apparent, m;… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • visible horizon — regimasis horizontas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Tariamoji Žemės ir dangaus susikirtimo linija, kurią mato stebėtojas. atitikmenys: angl. apparent horizon; sensible horizon; visible horizon vok. sehbarer Horizont,… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • visible horizon — horizon (def. 1). [1695 1705] * * * …   Universalium

  • visible horizon — The circle around the observer where the earth and the sky appear to meet. Also called a natural horizon …   Aviation dictionary

  • visible horizon — /vɪzəbəl həˈraɪzən/ (say vizuhbuhl huh ruyzuhn) noun See horizon (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Depression of the visible horizon — Depression De*pres sion, n. [L. depressio: cf. F. d[ e]pression.] 1. The act of depressing. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being depressed; a sinking. [1913 Webster] 3. A falling in of the surface; a sinking below its true place; a cavity or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Horizon — Ho*ri zon, n. [F., fr. L. horizon, fr. Gr. ? (sc. ?) the bounding line, horizon, fr. ? to bound, fr. ? boundary, limit.] 1. The line which bounds that part of the earth s surface visible to a spectator from a given point; the apparent junction of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Visible — Vis i*ble, a. [L. visibilis, fr. videre, visum, to see: cf. F. visible. See {Vision}.] 1. Perceivable by the eye; capable of being seen; perceptible; in view; as, a visible star; the least spot is visible on white paper. [1913 Webster] Maker of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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