Etymology
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evident (adj.)

"plainly seen or perceived, manifest, obvious," late 14c., from Old French evident and directly from Latin evidentem (nominative evidens) "perceptible, clear, obvious, apparent" from ex "out, out of, fully" (see ex-) + videntem (nominative videns), present participle of videre "to see" (from PIE root *weid- "to see").

updated on April 27, 2020

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Definitions of evident from WordNet

evident (adj.)
clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment;
evident hostility
evident (adj.)
capable of being seen or noticed;
a clearly evident erasure in the manuscript
Synonyms: discernible / observable
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