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naked

(Lacking embellishment), adjective bare, basal, basic, devoid of consideration, elementary, fundamental, laid bare, mere, plain, sheer, simple, stark, straight, unadorned, unadulterated, uncomplicated, undecorated, unembellished, unexaggerated, unmasked, unvarnished, unveiled
Associated concepts: naked promise

naked

(Perceptible), adjective apparent, brought to light, clear, cognizable, conspicuous, discernible, disclosed, discoverable, distinct, distinguishable, easy to see, evident, explicit, exposed, express, in plain view, made public, not obscure, noticeable, observable, obvious, open, ostensible, overt, patent, perceivable, plain, prominent, revealed, unconcealed, unmistakable, visible
See also: manifest, perceivable, perceptible

NAKED. This word is used in a metaphorical sense to denote that a thing is not complete, and for want of some quality it is either without power, or it possesses a limited power. A naked contract, is one made without consideration, and, for that reason, it is void; a naked authority, is one given without any right in the agent, and wholly for the benefit of the principal. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1302. See Nudum Pactum.

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A spokesman from BAE Systems, said: "A vehicle with Adaptiv on can be seen very slightly with the naked eye.
It also gives inspectors an extra pair of eyes for scanning machinery and processing areas for contamination that is invisible to the naked eye.
Being able to see a comet through a telescope is one of the best things you can see in the night sky, and one which is visible to the naked eye is even better.
propound an argument that "a structured, rigorous process of looking at an industry or industry segment through the lenses of the theories of innovation provides powerful insights not readily observable to the naked eye.
These first researchers started with a torn rubber sample and evaluated it with the naked eye.
Make all agreements have print that is legible to the naked eye and that will stop a lot of the crooks stealing people's lives.
While far from perfect on that count, he says that forward visibility can be increased by 50% over what is normally visible to the naked eye.
The Bell Strip can be manufactured to match the exterior of any building--making it almost completely unnoticeable to the naked eye.
At the other end of the scale are the fainter objects, the faintest star we can see with the naked eye in our location is about magnitude 6,although from a dark site I have seen down to Mag 7.
CAN the Great Wall of China be seen with the naked eye from the Moon?
Specimen #1B had obvious damage to the naked eye, whereas the other three specimens visually appeared to have decreasing amounts of damage when compared to one another.
HEAVEN AND EARTH: UNSEEN BY THE NAKED EYE Phaidon, hb, pp400, 29.