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

 ob·vi·ous /ˈɑbviəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ob·vi·ous a.
 1. Opposing; fronting. [Obs.]
 To the evil turn
 My obvious breast.   --Milton.
 2. Exposed; subject; open; liable. [Obs.] Obvious to dispute.”
 3. Easily discovered, seen, or understood; readily perceived by the eye or the intellect; plain; evident; apparent; as, an obvious meaning; an obvious remark.
 Apart and easy to be known they lie,
 Amidst the heap, and obvious to the eye.   --Pope.
 Syn: -- Plain; clear; evident. See Manifest.
 -- Ob*vi*ous*ly, adv. -- Ob*vi*ous-ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: easily perceived or understood; "obvious errors" [ant: unobvious]
      2: easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind; "a
         perceptible sense of expectation in the court"; "an
         obvious (or palpable) lie" [syn: perceptible]
      3: obvious to the eye or mind; "a tower conspicuous at a great
         distance"; "wore conspicuous neckties"; "made herself
         conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening" [syn: conspicuous]
         [ant: inconspicuous]
      4: obvious to the eye; "a visible change of expression" [syn: visible]