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


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

      adv 1: in a manner tending to attract attention; "there have been
             plenty of general declarations about willingness to
             meet and talk, but conspicuously no mention of time
             and place" [ant: inconspicuously]
      2: in a prominent way; "the new car was prominently displayed
         in the driveway" [syn: prominently]