Definition of Apparent

1. Adjective. Clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment. "In plain view"




2. Adjective. Appearing as such but not necessarily so. "His seeming honesty"
Exact synonyms: Ostensible, Seeming
Similar to: Superficial
Derivative terms: Apparentness, Appear

Definition of Apparent

1. a. Capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to the eye; within sight or view.

2. n. An heir apparent.

Definition of Apparent

1. Adjective. Capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to the eye; within sight or view. ¹

2. Adjective. Clear or manifest to the understanding; plain; evident; obvious; known; palpable; indubitable. ¹

3. Adjective. Appearing to the eye or mind (distinguished from, but not necessarily opposed to, true or real); seeming. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Apparent

1. easily seen [adj]

Medical Definition of Apparent

1. 1. Manifest; obvious; evident; e.g., a clinically apparent infection. 2. Frequently used (confusingly) to mean "seeming to be," ostensible, pseudo-. Origin: L. Apparens, visible, fr. Appareo, to come in sight (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Apparent

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"It is curious that hills and apparent obstructions fail to obstruct. ... There are some apparent anomalies that have developed themselves during the ..."

2. The Medical Clinics of North America by Richard J. Havel, K. Patrick Ober (1917)
"CHARLES GILMORE KERLEY NEW YORK POLYCLINIC HOSPITAL apparent AND REAL APPETITE DEFECTS IN THE YOUNG Actual and apparent Absence of Desire for Food in the ..."

3. The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy by Isaac Newton, William Emerson, John Machin (1803)
"Therefore the fun's apparent diurnal motion at the beginning of Virgo ought to be above 70 minutes, and at the beginning of ..."

4. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1903)
"Of the theories depending on changes in the apparent distance, ... The apparent shape of the sky, on the other hand, is accepted as the real ground of the ..."

5. Relativity: The Special and General Theory by Albert Einstein (1921)
"... vn THE apparent INCOMPATIBILITY OF THE LAW OF PROPAGATION OF LIGHT WITH THE PRINCIPLE OF RELATIVITY THERE is hardly a simpler law in physics than that ..."

6. The Book of Tea by Kakuzō Okakura (1906)
"It is much to be regretted that so much of the apparent enthusiasm for art at the present day has no foundation in real feeling. ..."

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