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Definition of Obvious


  1. Opposing; fronting.
  2. Exposed; subject; open; liable.
  3. Easily discovered, seen, or understood; readily perceived by the eye or the intellect; plain; evident; apparent; as, an obvious meaning; an obvious remark.

Obvious Quotations

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
Albert Einstein

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things.
Steve Jobs

They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice... that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.
Arthur Schopenhauer

All science requires mathematics. The knowledge of mathematical things is almost innate in us. This is the easiest of sciences, a fact which is obvious in that no one's brain rejects it; for laymen and people who are utterly illiterate know how to count and reckon.
Roger Bacon
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Obvious Translations

obvious in Dutch is kennelijk, evident, apert
obvious in Finnish is ilmeinen
obvious in Italian is ovvio, flagrante, distinto
obvious in Spanish is dilucido, visto