This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word ostensibly
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"
seemingly, apparently, on the surface
Origin: from ostensible, from ostensus, past participle of ostendo, from ob + tendo.