This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word ostensibly
Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)
apparently, seemingly, ostensibly, on the face of it(adverb)
from appearances alone
"irrigation often produces bumper crops from apparently desert land"; "the child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned"; "had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it"-Thomas Hardy; "on the face of it the problem seems minor"
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seemingly, apparently, on the surface
Origin: from ostensible, from ostensus, past participle of ostendo, from ob + tendo.