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Visibility

Somewhat informal; the extent to which a future situation is predictable. Low visibility means that analysts have little confidence in their predictions, while high visibility means the opposite. Low visibility may occur because of an unexpected fluctuation in the market or uncertainty in the macroeconomic situation. Visibility is often used with regard to upcoming sales or earnings figures for a given quarter. See also: Volatility.
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They say, too, that the inward misery of that curse worked itself outward, and was visible on the wretched man's countenance, making it too horrible to be looked upon.
Within the antique frame, which so recently had inclosed a sable waste of canvas, now appeared a visible picture, still dark, indeed, in its hues and shadings, but thrown forward in strong relief.
The light from the river was no longer visible, but ahead I saw the faint tinge of a distant radiance, and still the water before me was open.
Nothing visible, nothing audible, had given her any intelligible warning of its appearance.
The investigator will encounter nothing less than a line of battle; there is no need of pickets, videttes, skirmishers, to give warning of our approach; our attacking lines will be visible, conspicuous, exposed to an artillery fire that will shave the ground the moment they break from cover, and for half the distance to a sheet of rifle bullets in which nothing can live.
All this is visible through the glass; it seems occurring within pistol-shot; we see all but the enemy, whose presence, whose thoughts, whose motives we infer.
Endeavoring to orient himself, as a surveyor or navigator might say, the man moved his eyes slowly along its visible length and at a distance of a quarter-mile to the south of his station saw, dim and gray in the haze, a group of horsemen riding to the north.
We searched the garden that night, but found no sign of the intruder, save that just under the window a single footmark was visible in the flower-bed.
I will add, to make amends," continued Barbicane, "that the inhabitants of the visible face are singularly favored by nature, to the detriment of their brethren on the invisible face.
They do not perceive the want of connection in their own writings, or the gaps in their systems which are visible enough to those who come after them.
In which Mr Jones receives many friendly visits during his confinement; with some fine touches of the passion of love, scarce visible to the naked eye.
As they were walking back over the cut grass, the old man called Levin's attention to the little girls and boys who were coming from different directions, hardly visible through the long grass, and along the road towards the mowers, carrying sacks of bread dragging at their little hands and pitchers of the sour rye-beer, with cloths wrapped round them.

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