Apparent Definition

ə-părənt, ə-pâr-
Readily seen; visible.
Webster's New World
Readily understood; clear or obvious.
The error was apparent to everyone in the audience.
American Heritage
Readily understood or perceived; evident; obvious.
Webster's New World
Appearing as such but not necessarily so; seeming.
An apparent advantage.
American Heritage
Appearing real or true without necessarily being so; seeming.
Webster's New World

Origin of Apparent

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

    From Wiktionary

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

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

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