If you describe something as visible, you are saying you can see it. Certain things are not visible to the naked eye, but that doesn't mean they are invisible, you may just need a microscope or telescope to see them.

The adjective visible also means obvious to the eye. You'd use this sense if you want to point out obvious flaws in an object such as a car with visible dents and scratches. A third meaning for the adjective is easily available or accessible: You may try to be a visible presence in your kids' lives — although sometimes they would prefer that you blend into the woodwork — so that they know they can count on you and come to you with any problem.

Definitions of visible
  1. adjective
    capable of being seen; or open to easy view
    “a visible object”
    visible stars”
    “mountains visible in the distance”
    “a visible change of expression”
    visible files”
    synonyms: seeable
    capable of being perceived by the mind or senses
    (of a celestial body) continually visible above the horizon during the entire 360 degrees of daily travel
    in sight
    at or within a reasonable distance for seeing
    ocular, visual
    macroscopic, macroscopical
    visible to the naked eye; using the naked eye
    gross, megascopic
    visible to the naked eye (especially of rocks and anatomical features)
    microscopic, microscopical
    visible under a microscope; using a microscope
    too small to be visible to the naked eye
    panoptic, panoptical
    including everything visible in one view
    visible only with a telescope
    capable of being viewed
    see moresee less
    invisible, unseeable
    impossible or nearly impossible to see; imperceptible by the eye
    secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed
    imperceptible, unperceivable
    impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses
    made invisible by means of protective coloring
    concealed, hidden, out of sight
    not accessible to view
    having or employing wavelengths longer than light but shorter than radio waves; lying outside the visible spectrum at its red end
    giving no light
    not resulting in vision
    hidden and difficult to see
    having or employing wavelengths shorter than light but longer than X-rays; lying outside the visible spectrum at its violet end
    not easily seen
    not seen or perceived
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  2. adjective
    obvious to the eye
    “a visible change of expression”
    open, overt
    open and observable; not secret or hidden
  3. adjective
    present and easily available
    “a visible supply”
    visible resources”
    obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service
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