What is the meaning of apparent?


  • Clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment.
    • usage: "the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields"; "evident hostility"; "manifest disapproval"; "patent advantages"; "made his meaning plain"; "it is plain that he is no reactionary"; "in plain view"
  • Appearing as such but not necessarily so.
    • usage: "for all his apparent wealth he had no money to pay the rent"; "the committee investigated some apparent discrepancies"; "the ostensible truth of their theories"; "his seeming honesty"
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APAWordNet. (2010). apparent. Retrieved April 25, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/apparent/definitions/1168266
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HarvardWordNet 2010, apparent, Smart Define, viewed 25 April, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/apparent/definitions/1168266>.
MLAWordNet. "apparent" 23 October 2010. Web. 25 April 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/apparent/definitions/1168266>
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