obvious

  • 1 Obvious — may refer to: Obvious (4Him album), 1998 Obvious (Plus One album), 2002 Obvious (Charlee song), 2011 Obvious (LeToya song), 2006 Obvious (Westlife song), 2004 Obvious , a song by Blink 182, from the album Blink 182 Obvious , a song by The… …

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  • 2 obvious — ob·vi·ous adj: easily seen, discovered, or understood; specif: readily apparent to a person of ordinary skill in a particular art considering the scope and content of the prior art see also patent ◇ An invention that is found to be obvious cannot …

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  • 3 Obvious — Ob vi*ous, a. [L. obvius; ob (see {Ob }) + via way. See {Voyage}.] 1. Opposing; fronting. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To the evil turn My obvious breast. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Exposed; subject; open; liable. [Obs.] Obvious to dispute. Milton. [1913 …

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  • 4 obvious — (adj.) 1580s, frequently met with, from L. obvius that is in the way, presenting itself readily, commonplace, from obviam (adv.) in the way, from ob against (see OB (Cf. ob )) + viam, accusative of via way (see VIA (Cf. via)). Meani …

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  • 5 obvious — *evident, manifest, patent, distinct, apparent, palpable, plain, clear Analogous words: prominent, conspicuous, salient, signal, striking (see NOTICEABLE) Antonyms: obscure: abstruse …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 obvious — [adj] apparent, understandable accessible, barefaced, bright, clear, clear as a bell*, conclusive, conspicuous, discernible, distinct, distinguishable, evident, explicit, exposed, glaring, indisputable, in evidence, lucid, manifest, noticeable,… …

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  • 7 obvious — ► ADJECTIVE 1) easily perceived or understood; clear. 2) derogatory predictable and lacking in subtlety. DERIVATIVES obviously adverb obviousness noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «frequently encountered»: from Latin ob viam in the way …

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  • 8 obvious — [äb′vē əs] adj. [L obvius, in the way, lying open: see OB & VIA] 1. easy to see or understand; plain; evident 2. Obs. being in the way SYN. EVIDENT obviously adv. obviousness n …

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  • 9 obvious */*/*/ — UK [ˈɒbvɪəs] / US [ˈɑbvɪəs] adjective 1) clear to almost anyone The most obvious explanation is not always the correct one. I d have thought that was fairly obvious, James retorted. a glaringly obvious mistake for obvious reasons: For obvious… …

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  • 10 obvious — ob|vi|ous [ abviəs ] adjective *** 1. ) clear to almost anyone: The most obvious explanation is not always the correct one. I d have thought that was fairly obvious, James retorted. a glaringly obvious mistake for obvious reasons: For obvious… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 obvious — ob|vi|ous W2S2 [ˈɔbviəs US ˈa:b ] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: obvius, from obviam; OBVIATE] 1.) easy to notice or understand ▪ The obvious way of reducing pollution is to use cars less. ▪ For obvious reasons the police cannot give any… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 obvious — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, look, seem, sound ▪ become ▪ It soon became obvious that the machine did not work. ▪ …

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  • 13 obvious — adjective 1 easy to notice or understand: the obvious advantages of co operation | For obvious reasons we have had to cancel tonight s performance. | “Why is she leaving?” “Well, it s pretty obvious isn t it?” | it is obvious (to sb) that: It was …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 obvious — I adj. 1) obvious to (her disappointment was obvious to everyone) 2) obvious that + clause (it s obvious that he is drunk) II n. to state the obvious * * * [ ɒbvɪəs] to state the obvious obvious to (her disappointment was obvious to everyone)… …

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  • 15 obvious — 01. It s [obvious] that Roger is unhappy about something. He s been walking around looking depressed all day. 02. I think it s pretty [obvious] that she isn t interested in going out with you. She always avoids you whenever you see her in the… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 16 obvious — [[t]ɒ̱bviəs[/t]] ♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED If something is obvious, it is easy to see or understand. ...the need to rectify what is an obvious injustice... Determining how the Democratic challenger would conduct his presidency isn t quite so obvious. Syn …

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  • 17 obvious*/*/*/ — [ˈɒbviəs] adj clear to almost anyone an obvious mistake[/ex] For obvious reasons, I won t go into details.[/ex] It s pretty obvious he s crazy about you.[/ex] …

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  • 18 obvious — Easily discovered, seen, or understood; readily perceived by the eye or the intellect; plain; patent; apparent; evident; clear; manifest. Whether a patent is obvious must be determined by considering the scope and content of the prior art, the… …

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  • 19 obvious — adjective it s obvious that they don t get along her intentions are obvious Syn: clear, crystal clear, plain, plain to see, evident, apparent, manifest, patent, conspicuous, pronounced, transparent, palpable, prominent, marked, decided, dist …

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  • 20 obvious — obviously, adv. obviousness, n. /ob vee euhs/, adj. 1. easily seen, recognized, or understood; open to view or knowledge; evident: an obvious advantage. 2. lacking in subtlety. 3. Obs. being or standing in the way. [1580 90; < L obvius in the way …

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