noun (plural -ties) Date: 15th century 1. the quality or state of being visible 2. a. the degree of clearness (as of the atmosphere or ocean); specifically the greatest distance through the atmosphere toward the horizon at which prominent objects can be identified with the naked eye b. capability of being readily noticed c. capability of affording an unobstructed view d. publicity 2d 3. a measure of the ability of radiant energy to evoke visual sensation

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