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VIS'IBLE, adjective s as z. [Latin visibilis.]

1. Perceivable by the eye; that can be seen; as a visible star; the least spot is visible on white paper; air agitated by heat becomes visible; as the air near a heated stove, or over a dry sandy plain, appears like pellucid waves.

Virtue made visible in outward grace.

2. Discovered to the eye; as visible spirits.

3. Apparent; open; conspicuous. Factions at court became more visible

Visible church, in theology, the apparent church of Christ; the whole body of professed believers in Christ, as contradistinguished from the real or invisible church, consisting of sanctified persons.

Visible horizon, the line that bounds the sight.