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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: Apparent is related to appear, and when something appears to have a property it may or may not have that property in reality. The adjective apparent can indicate either possibility, as in The effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields (that is, how they appear is how they are) and His virtues are only apparent (that is, how they appear is not how they are). Some style guides maintain that apparent should not be used before a noun to mean "appearing to be such but not necessarily so," as in The victim suffered an apparent heart attack, because a heart attack that is only "apparent" is not a heart attack at all. But in practice all readers will understand that an apparent heart attack means "something that appears to have been a heart attack, whether or not it was one." In our 2015 survey, 80 percent of the Usage Panel found the example above acceptable.

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 ?
Still, despite these colossal dimensions, the actual enlargements scarcely exceeded 6,000 times in round numbers; consequently, the moon was brought within no nearer an apparent distance than thirty-nine miles; and objects of less than sixty feet in diameter, unless they were of very considerable length, were still imperceptible.
Traces of the French descent which the widow boasted of were apparent in Winnie too.
It was apparent to her that his condescension was a marvel.
When peace was proclaimed, his deceitful conduct was apparent to both combatants.
By the frequency with which the few speakers pointed in the direction of the encampment of Webb, it was apparent they dreaded the approach of danger from that quarter.
A TURBULENT Person was brought before a Judge to be tried for an assault with intent to commit murder, and it was proved that he had been variously obstreperous without apparent provocation, had affected the peripheries of several luckless fellow-citizens with the trunk of a small tree, and subsequently cleaned out the town.
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.
Indeed, we know that the instrument mounted by Lord Rosse at Parsonstown, which magnifies 6,500 times, brings the moon to within an apparent distance of sixteen leagues.
If vanity was a thing fit," says Square, "I might indulge some on the same occasion; for whence only he can have learnt his notions of right or wrong, I think is pretty apparent.
It soon became apparent to the meanest capacity, that, while nature had placed a barrier of desert to the extension of our population in the west, the measure had made us the masters of a belt of fertile country, which, in the revolutions of the day, might have become the property of a rival nation.
Pendril's handwriting: "No apparent means of tracing the inclosed to its source.
is established for some good purpose; for an apparent [Bekker 1252a] good is the spring of all human actions; it is evident that this is the principle upon which they are every one founded, and this is more especially true of that which has for its object the best possible, and is itself the most excellent, and comprehends all the rest.