Meaning of “obvious” in the English Dictionary

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"obvious" in British English

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obviousadjective

uk /ˈɒb.vi.əs/ us /ˈɑːb.vi.əs/

B1 easy to see, recognize, or understand:

[ + (that) ] It's obvious (that) she doesn't like him.
They have a small child 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/

easily seen, recognized, or understood:

an obvious solution
For obvious reasons, he needs to find work soon.

(Definition of “obvious” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)