plain or clear to the sight or understanding: His frown made it evident to all that he was displeased. It was evident that the project was a total failure.

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin ēvident- (stem of ēvidēns), equivalent to ē- e-1 + vident- (stem of vidēns) present participle of vidēre to see; see video, -ent

evidentness, noun
nonevident, adjective
preevident, adjective
preevidently, adverb
superevident, adjective
superevidently, adverb

obvious, manifest, palpable, patent, unmistakable. See apparent.

concealed. Unabridged
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evident (ˈɛvɪdənt)
easy to see or understand; readily apparent
[C14: from Latin ēvidēns, from vidēre to see]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from L. evidentem (nom. evidens) "perceptible, clear, obvious," from ex- "fully, out of" + videntem (nom. videns), prp. of videre "to see" (see vision).
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