What is evident?

  • (adj): Clearly apparent or obvious to the mind or senses.
    Example: "Evident hostility"
    Synonyms: apparent, manifest, patent, plain
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on evident:

Robert Sherlaw Johnson - Influences and Interests
... The insight this gave him is evident in his monograph on the composer, which remains a standard English-language text on its subject ... direction, but his continuing sympathy with the European musical avant garde is evident in his interest in serialism, fractal music and extended performance techniques ... influence of Sherlaw Johnson's geographical origins is evident in compositions, such as the Northumbrian Symphony and his opera, The Lambton Worm, that utilise material from the North-East of England ...
Empiric School - Doctrines
... said that is was necessary to understand the evident causes of disease, but considered the inquiry after the hidden causes and natural actions to be fruitless, because Nature is incomprehensible ... Often too, the causes are evident as in a wound, and if the evident cause does not suggest a method of curing, then much less so other obscure methods ...
... of proposition A if B can readily be deduced from A or is self-evident from its proof, but the meaning of readily or self-evident varies depending upon ... the derivation sometimes the derivation is considered to be self-evident ...
Self-refuting Idea - Examples - Foundationalism
... Descartes and to an atheist like Russell" that "Rational belief either self-evident or based directly or indirectly on what is evident" (which he termed "foundationali ... However, the self-evident impossibility of infinite regress can be offered as a justification for foundationalism ...

More definitions of "evident":

  • (adj): Capable of being seen or noticed.
    Example: "A clearly evident erasure in the manuscript"
    Synonyms: discernible, observable

Famous quotes containing the word evident:

    Face your own ambivalence about letting go and you will be better able to help you children cope with their own feelings. The insight you gain through your own acceptance of change will bolster your confidence and make you a stronger college parent. The confidence you develop will be evident to your child, who will be able to move away from you without fear.
    Norman Goddam (20th century)

    The real essence, the internal qualities, and constitution of even the meanest object, is hid from our view; something there is in every drop of water, every grain of sand, which it is beyond the power of human understanding to fathom or comprehend. But it is evident ... that we are influenced by false principles to that degree as to mistrust our senses, and think we know nothing of those things which we perfectly comprehend.
    George Berkeley (1685–1753)

    The most evident difference between man and animals is this: the beast, in as much as it is largely motivated by the senses and with little perception of the past or future, lives only for the present. But man, because he is endowed with reason by which he is able to perceive relationships, sees the causes of things, understands the reciprocal nature of cause and effect, makes analogies, easily surveys the whole course of his life, and makes the necessary preparations for its conduct.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)