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conspicuousness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conspicuous  \Con*spic"u*ous\,  a.  [L.  conspicuus,  fr  conspicere 
  to  get  sight  of  to  perceive;  con-  +  spicere,  specere  to 
  look  See  {Spy}] 
  1.  Open  to  the  view;  obvious  to  the  eye;  easy  to  be  seen; 
  plainly  visible;  manifest;  attracting  the  eye. 
 
  It  was  a  rock  Of  alabaster,  piled  up  to  the  clouds, 
  Conspicious  far  --Milton. 
 
  Conspicious  by  her  veil  and  hood,  Signing  the  cross, 
  the  abbess  stood.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  2.  Obvious  to  the  mental  eye;  easily  recognized;  clearly 
  defined;  notable;  prominent;  eminent;  distinguished;  as  a 
  conspicuous  excellence,  or  fault. 
 
  A  man  who  holds  a  conspicuous  place  in  the 
  political,  ecclesiastical,  and  literary  history  of 
  England.  --Macaulay. 
 
  Syn:  Distinguished;  eminent;  famous;  illustrious;  prominent; 
  celebrated.  See  {Distinguished}.  --  {Con*spic"u*ous*ly}, 
  adv  --  {Con*spic"u*ous*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conspicuousness 
  n  1:  the  state  of  being  conspicuous  [syn:  {visibility}] 
  2:  high  visibility  [ant:  {inconspicuousness}] 




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