Apparent meaning

ə-părənt, ə-pâr-
Appearing real or true without necessarily being so; seeming.
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Capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to the eye; within sight or view.
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Readily perceived; manifest; obvious; visible.
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Seeming, but not actual or real. See also actual and constructive.
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Readily seen; visible.

The animal's markings were immediately apparent.

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Clear or manifest to the understanding; plain; evident; obvious; known; palpable; indubitable.
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Appearing to the eye or mind (distinguished from, but not necessarily opposed to, true or real); seeming.
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Readily understood; clear or obvious.

The error was apparent to everyone in the audience.

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Appearing as such but not necessarily so; seeming.

An apparent advantage.

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Readily understood or perceived; evident; obvious.
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The definition of apparent is something that is easy to see or comprehend.

A negative balance on a checking account is an example of an apparent lack of funds.

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Readily seen; visible.
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Origin of apparent

  • Middle English from Old French aparant present participle of aparoir to appear appear

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French apparent, in turn from Latin apparens/-entis, present participle of appareo.

    From Wiktionary