conspicuity

[ kuhn-spik-yoo-uhs ]SEE DEFINITION OF conspicuity
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The young man and the pulpit are therefore preeminent in conspicuity.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from Latin conspicuus "visible, open to view, striking," from conspicere "to look at, observe, see, notice," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + specere (see scope (n.1)). Phrase conspicuous by its absence (1859) is said to be from Tacitus ("Annals" iii.76), in a passage about certain images: "sed præfulgebant ... eo ipso quod effigies eorum non visebantur."

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