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ap·par·ent

 (ə-păr′ənt, ə-pâr′-)
adj.
1. Readily seen; visible: The animal's markings were immediately apparent.
2. Readily understood; clear or obvious: The error was apparent to everyone in the audience.
3. Appearing as such but not necessarily so; seeming: an apparent advantage.

[Middle English, from Old French aparant, present participle of aparoir, to appear; see appear.]

ap·par′ent·ly adv.
ap·par′ent·ness n.
Synonyms: apparent, clear, clear-cut, distinct, evident, manifest, obvious, patent, plain
These adjectives mean readily seen, perceived, or understood: angry for no apparent reason; a clear danger; clear-cut evidence of tampering; a distinct air of hostility; worry that was evident in his features; manifest pleasure; obvious errors; patent advantages; making my meaning plain.
Usage Note: Used before a noun, apparent means "seeming": For all his apparent wealth, Pat always had trouble paying the rent. Used after a form of the verb be, however, apparent can mean either "seeming" (as in His virtues are only apparent) or "obvious" (as in The effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields). One should take care that the intended meaning is clear from the context. After the verb become, apparent can only mean "obvious": The customer's intentions quickly became apparent when he pulled out his wallet.

apparent

(əˈpærənt; əˈpɛər-)
adj
1. readily seen or understood; evident; obvious
2. (usually prenominal) seeming, as opposed to real: his apparent innocence belied his complicity in the crime.
3. (General Physics) physics as observed but ignoring such factors as the motion of the observer, changes in the environment, etc. Compare true9
[C14: from Latin appārēns, from appārēre to appear]
apˈparentness n

ap•par•ent

(əˈpær ənt, əˈpɛər-)

adj.
1. readily seen; open to view: The crack in the wall was readily apparent.
2. capable of being easily understood; obvious: The solution was apparent to all.
3. according to appearances; ostensible rather than actual: He was the apparent winner of the election.
4. entitled by birth to inherit a throne, title, or other estate.
[1350–1400; Middle English aparant < Middle French < Latin appārent-, s. of appārēns, present participle of appārēre to appear]
ap•par′ent•ly, adv.
ap•par′ent•ness, n.
syn: apparent, evident, obvious all refer to something easily perceived. apparent applies to that which can readily be seen or perceived: an apparent effort. evident applies to that which facts or circumstances make plain: Your innocence was evident. obvious applies to that which is unquestionable, because of being completely manifest or noticeable: an obvious change of method.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.apparent - clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment; "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"
obvious - easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind; "obvious errors"
2.apparent - appearing as such but not necessarily so; "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"
superficial - concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually; "superficial similarities"; "a superficial mind"; "his thinking was superficial and fuzzy"; "superficial knowledge"; "the superficial report didn't give the true picture"; "only superficial differences"

apparent

adjective
1. seeming, supposed, alleged, outward, exterior, superficial, ostensible, specious I was a bit depressed by our apparent lack of progress.
seeming real, true, actual, genuine, authentic, sincere, honest, intrinsic, bona fide, dinkum (Austral & N.Z. informal)

apparent

adjective
2. Appearing as such but not necessarily so:
Translations
بادِظاهِرواضِح، ظاهِر
zřejmýočividnýzdánlivý
tilsyneladendetydeligåbenbarindlysende
ilmeinennäennäinennäkyväselväsilminnähtävä
očit
láthatólátszólagosnyilvánvaló
augljóssem virîist vera
明らかな
명백한
aiškusakivaizdusmatyttariamas
acīmredzamssaredzamsšķietams
očiten
uppenbar
ชัดเจน
görünürgörünürdekiortada besbelliaçık
hiển nhiên

apparent

[əˈpærənt] ADJ
1. (= clear) → claro
to be apparent thatestar claro que
it was apparent that there were problemsestaba claro que había problemas
it was immediately apparent that he was lyingenseguida se vio claramente que mentía
to become apparenthacerse patente
it became apparent that he was not comingse hizo patente que no venía
it is becoming apparent that we will have to find larger premisesya se está viendo que vamos a tener que encontrar un local más grande
this attitude is apparent in some of the things they sayesta actitud queda patente or se ve claramente en algunas de las cosas que dicen
for no apparent reasonsin motivo aparente
it was apparent to me that there were problemsveía claro or me resultaba obvio que había problemas
2. (= seeming) [success, contradiction, interest] → aparente
more apparent than realmás aparente que real
3.
see heir

apparent

[əˈpærənt] adj
(= seeming) [lack, success] → apparent(e)
(= obvious) → évident(e)
it is apparent that ... → il est évident que ...
for no apparent reason → sans raison apparente

apparent

adj
(= clear, obvious)offensichtlich, offenbar; to be apparent to somebodyjdm klar sein, für jdn offensichtlich sein; it must be apparent to everyonees muss jedem klar sein; to become apparentsich (deutlich) zeigen; for no apparent reasonaus keinem ersichtlichen Grund
(= seeming)scheinbar; more apparent than realmehr Schein als Wirklichkeit

apparent

[əˈpærnt] adj (seeming) → apparente; (clear) → evidente, ovvio/a
to become apparent → manifestarsi, rivelarsi
it is apparent that → è evidente che
it was becoming increasingly apparent to me that ... → stava diventando sempre più evidente per me che...

apparent

(əˈpӕrənt) adjective
1. easy to see; evident. It is quite apparent to all of us that you haven't done your work properly.
2. seeming but perhaps not real. his apparent unwillingness.
apˈparently adverb
it seems that; I hear that. Apparently he is not feeling well.

apparent

ظاهِر zřejmý tilsyneladende sichtbar φαινομενικός aparente ilmeinen apparent očit apparente 明らかな 명백한 blijkbaar tilsynelatende oczywisty aparente кажущийся uppenbar ชัดเจน görünür hiển nhiên 显然的

ap·par·ent

a. aparente, evidente, preciso-a; claro-a; patente;
adv. aparentemente, evidentemente, precisamente.
References in classic literature ?
The friendly frankness was disturbed, the sunshine had a shadow over it, and despite their apparent gaiety, there was a secret discontent in the heart of each.
As soon as he was old enough to sit up alone and toddle about, another affliction, the nervous motion of his body, became apparent.
Her "condition" was in no way apparent, and no one would have known a thing about it but for her persistence in making it the subject of conversation.
A young man, in the dress of an officer, conducted to their steeds two females, who, as it was apparent by their dresses, were prepared to encounter the fatigues of a journey in the woods.
A few strokes of the axe were sufficient to clear it; but at the first stroke it was apparent that the striker was also losing his hold upon the shore, and that he must inevitably be carried away with the tossing debris.
His son lacked not merely the father's eminent position, but the talent and force of character to achieve it: he could, therefore, effect nothing by dint of political interest; and the bare justice or legality of the claim was not so apparent, after the Colonel's decease, as it had been pronounced in his lifetime.
As yet the panic of the steed had given his unskilful rider an apparent advantage in the chase, but just as he had got half way through the hollow, the girths of the saddle gave way, and he felt it slipping from under him.
Finally, though, as will soon be revealed, its contents partly comprise the most delicate oil; yet, you are now to be apprised of the nature of the substance which so impregnably invests all that apparent effeminacy.
It must be observed that one of Sam's especial delights had been to ride in attendance on his master to all kinds of political gatherings, where, roosted on some rail fence, or perched aloft in some tree, he would sit watching the orators, with the greatest apparent gusto, and then, descending among the various brethren of his own color, assembled on the same errand, he would edify and delight them with the most ludicrous burlesques and imitations, all delivered with the most imperturbable earnestness and solemnity; and though the auditors immediately about him were generally of his own color, it not unfrequently happened that they were fringed pretty deeply with those of a fairer complexion, who listened, laughing and winking, to Sam's great self-congratulation.
Once when she was a little creature of three or four years she suddenly brought her tiny foot down upon the floor in an apparent outbreak of indignation, then fetched it a backward wipe, and stooped down to examine the result.
My internal hurts were deemed the most serious, since it was apparent that a broken rib had penetrated my left lung, and that many of my organs had been pressed out so far to one side or the other of where they belonged, that it was doubtful if they would ever learn to perform their functions in such remote and unaccustomed localities.
Her complexion was very fair, with the rosy glow of vigorous health in her cheeks, her face was full of character and expression, her eyes were brown and liquid, and she had a heavy suit of fine soft hair which was also brown, but the fact was not apparent because her head was bound about with a checkered handkerchief and the hair was concealed under it.