visibility

Use the noun visibility to describe how well you can see something, like the great visibility from the top of a mountain on a clear day.

In addition to meaning "how well you can see," visibility can also mean "how well others can see something." So, the reflective stripes on your running pants give you visibility in the dark because they help other people see you. Another kind of visibility is being in the public eye, like an actor whose visibility helps him land roles in movies and promote the causes he cares about, like literacy or helping endangered animals.

Definitions of visibility
  1. noun
    quality or fact or degree of being visible; perceptible by the eye or obvious to the eye
    “low visibility caused by fog”
    synonyms: visibleness
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    Antonyms:
    invisibility, invisibleness
    the quality of not being perceivable by the eye
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    conspicuousness
    high visibility
    visual range
    distance at which a given standard object can be seen with the unaided eye
    noticeability, noticeableness, obviousness, patency
    the property of being easy to see and understand
    obtrusiveness
    an unwelcome conspicuousness
    boldness, strikingness
    the quality of standing out strongly and distinctly
    type of:
    perceptibility
    the property of being perceptible by the mind or the senses
  2. noun
    capability of providing a clear unobstructed view
    “a windshield with good visibility
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    clarity, clearness, uncloudedness
    the quality of clear water
  3. noun
    degree of exposure to public notice
    “that candidate does not have sufficient visibility to win an election”
    synonyms: profile
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    types:
    low profile
    a state of low visibility in which public notice is avoided
    type of:
    salience, saliency, strikingness
    the state of being salient
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