Definitions for apparentəˈpær ənt, əˈpɛər-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

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.

    Category: Law

* 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.

Origin of apparent:

1350–1400; ME aparant < MF < L appārent-, s. of appārēns, prp. of appārēre to appear

ap•par′ent•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. apparent, evident, manifest, patent, plain, unmistakable(adj)

    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"

  2. apparent(a), ostensible, seeming(a)(adj)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. apparent(adjective)əˈpær ənt, əˈpɛər-

    easy to notice or understand; = obvious

    It became apparent that she could not manage.; Her unhappiness was apparent to everyone.

  2. apparentəˈpær ənt, əˈpɛər-

    ≠ actual

    her apparent reasons; The comedian died in an apparent suicide.

Wiktionary

  1. apparent(Adjective)

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

  2. apparent(Adjective)

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

  3. apparent(Adjective)

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

  4. Origin: From apparent, in turn from apparens/apparentis, present participle of appareo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apparent(adj)

    capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to the eye; within sight or view

  2. Apparent(adj)

    clear or manifest to the understanding; plain; evident; obvious; known; palpable; indubitable

  3. Apparent(adj)

    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

  4. Apparent(noun)

    an heir apparent

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'apparent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1889

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'apparent' in Adjectives Frequency: #257


Translations for apparent

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

apparent(adjective)

easy to see; evident

It is quite apparent to all of us that you haven't done your work properly.

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