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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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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)
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apparent

adjective
2. Appearing as such but not necessarily so:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

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...
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

ap·par·ent

a. aparente, evidente, preciso-a; claro-a; patente;
adv. aparentemente, evidentemente, precisamente.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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