Definition of overt adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əʊˈvɜːt//
; NAmE NAmE//oʊˈvɜːrt//
; BrE BrE//ˈəʊvɜːt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈoʊvɜːrt//
[usually before noun] (formal)
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done in an open way and not secretly There was little overt support for the project. an overt display of affection compare covert Word Origin Middle English: from Old French, past participle of ovrir ‘to open’, from Latin aperire.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: overt