The definition of overt is something that is out in the open.(adjective)
An example of overt is public displays of affection.
See overt in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME overte < MFr overt, pp. of ovrir, to open < VL *operire < L aperire, to open: see aperture
See overt in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , past participle of ovrir, to open
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *ōperīre
Origin: , alteration (influenced by Latin cōperīre, to cover)
Origin: of Latin aperīre; see wer-4 in Indo-European roots.
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