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Noun: patency  pey-t(u)n(t)-see or pa-t(u)n(t)-see
  1. The openness (lack of obstruction) of a bodily passage or duct
  2. The property of being easy to see and understand
    - obviousness, noticeability, noticeableness

Derived forms: patencies

See also: noticeable, obvious, unnoticeable, unobvious

Type of: conspicuousness, openness

Encyclopedia: Patency