Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The quality of being conspicuous; obviousness.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Conspieuousness.
  • noun Brightness; luminosity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare The state or quality of being clear or bright; brightness; conspicuousness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The property of being clearly discernible
  • noun The state or quality of being clear or bright; brightness; conspicuousness.

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Examples

  • There's a theory that motorcycles (and the clothes you wear) should be garish, bright colors for 'conspicuity'.

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  • Background color (trees, desert, etc.), weather conditions (rain, fog, snow), and daylight have a profound effect on conspicuity.

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  • One of them was to increase the conspicuity of the aircrafts to make them more visible to each other, including such things as high-visibility blade paint schemes for the blades of the helicopter, or high-visibility anti-collision lights on their aircraft.

    CNN Transcript Aug 10, 2009

  • He never moved but what, if there was any danger of his conduct being misconstrued or ill-reported, he looked carefully about him and counted the cost of every inch of conspicuity.

    Sister Carrie

  • Elevation from an humble condition to conspicuity and rank, bespeaks superior personal merit; and to many of those who figure in, what is called, high life, it is to be feared that the bare mention of personal merit, would look like an indirect reproach.

    The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor Volume I, Number 3

  • Is there not rather just cause for wonder that he did not speedily sink to the bottom, but that, on the contrary, he kept afloat, advanced to conspicuity and fame, and would, in all probability, have ultimately come with flying colours to a mooring in the port of honour and happiness, if Death had not unexpectedly arrested him in his progress.

    The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor Volume I, Number 3

  • He became the Kayia or lieutenant to Yusuf on the galley of that corsair's command and seconded him in half a score of engagements with an ability and a conspicuity that made him swiftly famous throughout the ranks of the Mediterranean rovers.

    The Sea-Hawk

  • He never moved but what, if there was any danger of his conduct being misconstrued or ill-reported, he looked carefully about him and counted the cost of every inch of conspicuity.

    Sister Carrie: a Novel

  • He never moved but what, if there was any danger of his conduct being misconstrued or ill-reported, he looked carefully about him and counted the cost of every inch of conspicuity.

    Sister Carrie

  • He never moved but what, if there was any danger of his conduct being misconstrued or ill-reported, he looked carefully about him and counted the cost of every inch of conspicuity.

    Sister Carrie

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