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Definitions of apparent

  1. An heir apparent. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. APPARENTNESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to the eye; within sight or view. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Clear or manifest to the understanding; plain; evident; obvious; known; palpable; indubitable. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Appearing to the eye or mind (distinguished from, but not necessarily opposed to, true or real); seeming; as the apparent motion or diameter of the sun. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Open to view; capable of being easily understood; evident. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. That may be seen : evident: seeming. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Visible; evident; seeming. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Seeming; not necessarily real or true. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. That may be easily seen; obvious; seeming, not real. An heir apparent, one whose right to succeed to an estate or throne is indefeasible. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. That may be easily seen; obvious; plain; in science, not real-as apparent motion. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for apparent

  1. Breckenridge, for some reason that was not very apparent seemed pleased to agree, but a faint smile just showed in Torrance's eyes when he went out again. – The Cattle-Baron's Daughter by Harold Bindloss
  2. For a moment it was not apparent – Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930 by Various
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