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OB'VIOUS, adjective [Latin obvus. See the Verb.]

1. Meeting; opposed in front.

I to the evil turn my obvious breast. [Not now used.]

2. Open; exposed. [Little Used.]

3. Plain; evident; easily discovered, seen or understood; readily perceived by the eye or the intellect. We say, a phenomenon obvious to the sight, or a truth obvious to the mind.