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Meaning of “obvious” in the English Dictionary

"obvious" in British English

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obviousadjective

uk   /ˈɒb.vi.əs/  us   /ˈɑːb-/
B1 easy to ​see, ​recognize, or ​understand: [+ (that)] It's obvious (that) she doesn't like him. They have a ​smallchild so for obvious reasons they need ​money. I ​know you don't like her, but do you have to make it so obvious? Am I stating the obvious (= saying what everyone already ​knows)? There is no obvious solution.

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(Definition of obvious from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"obvious" in American English

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obviousadjective

 us   /ˈɑb·vi·əs/
easilyseen, ​recognized, or ​understood: an obvious ​solution For obvious ​reasons, he ​needs to ​findworksoon.
(Definition of obvious from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “obvious”
in Korean 분명한…
in Arabic واضِح…
in Malaysian jelas…
in French évident…
in Russian очевидный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 清楚的, 顯然的,明顯的, 明白的…
in Italian ovvio, evidente…
in Turkish açık, aşikâr, belli…
in Polish oczywisty…
in Spanish evidente, obvio…
in Vietnamese rõ ràng…
in Portuguese óbvio…
in Thai ชัดเจน…
in German offensichtlich…
in Catalan obvi…
in Japanese 明らかな…
in Chinese (Simplified) 清楚的, 显然的,明显的, 明白的…
in Indonesian jelas…
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