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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·spic·u·ous /kənˈspɪkjəwəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·spic·u·ous a.
 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) 2.0

      adj 1: obvious to the eye or mind; "a tower conspicuous at a great
             distance"; "wore conspicuous neckties"; "made herself
             conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening" [syn: obvious]
             [ant: inconspicuous]
      2: without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious;
         "open disregard of the law"; "open family strife"; "open
         hostility"; "a blatant appeal to vanity"; "a blazing
         indiscretion" [syn: blatant, blazing, open]