What does apparent mean?

Definitions for apparent
əˈpær ənt, əˈpɛər-ap·par·ent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apparent, evident, manifest, patent, plain, unmistakableadjective

    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)adjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. apparentadjective

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

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

  2. apparentadjective

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

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

  3. apparentadjective

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apparentadjective

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

  2. Apparentadjective

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

  3. Apparentadjective

    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. Apparentnoun

    an heir apparent

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Apparent

    ap-pār′ent, adj. that may be seen: evident: palpable: seeming, as opposed to what really is: (Shak.) by ellipsis for heir-apparent.—adv. Appar′ently.—ns. Appar′entness; Heir′-appar′ent, applied to one who will undoubtedly inherit if he survives the present possessor. [Through Fr. from L. apparent-em, apparē-re.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. apparent

    In appearance, as visible to the eye, or evident to the mind, which in the case of astronomical motions, distances, altitudes, and magnitudes, will be found to differ materially from their real state, and require correcting to find the true place.

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

How to pronounce apparent?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of apparent in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of apparent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of apparent in a Sentence

  1. Luke Davies:

    Joseph Heller was very prophetic and this has become more apparent as we move more deeply into this age of anxiety and absurdity, the novel is filled with crazy older men who are delusionally invested in the sense of their own glory and importance, and who are comically clueless. We have one of those guys in the White House right now, so it feels way more relevant even than it was a couple of years ago.

  2. Michael Pearce:

    We saw a similar partisan boost to confidence following the 2016 election which was not followed by a spike in consumption, so we doubt this apparent rise in confidence signals a jump in spending either.

  3. Samuel Siew:

    On the Sino-U.S. trade front, progress seems apparent since the breakthrough, and the rosy mood has been maintained.

  4. Charles Caleb Colton:

    The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. Thus the American Revolution, from which little was expected, produced much; but the French Revolution, from which much was expected, produced little.

  5. Douglas Adams:

    Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.

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Translations for apparent

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  • відаво́чныBelarusian
  • привиден, очевиден, видим, явен, забележимBulgarian
  • aparentCatalan, Valencian
  • zdánlivý, viditelný, očividný, zjevnýCzech
  • offensichtlich, offenbarGerman
  • ŝajnaEsperanto
  • claro, visible, ostensible, evidente, aparente, manifiestoSpanish
  • ظاهرPersian
  • ilmeinen, silminnähtävä, näkyvä, näennäinen, selväFinnish
  • apparente, apparent, évident, criante, criant, évidente, manifeste, visibleFrench
  • follasach, dealramhach, soiléirIrish
  • látszólagos, nyilvánvaló, láthatóHungarian
  • nyataIndonesian
  • 明白, 瞭然, 見える, 明瞭, 明確Japanese
  • redzams, skaidrsLatvian
  • duidelijk, klaarblijkelijk, klaar, ogenschijnlijk, evidentDutch
  • widoczny, pozorny, oczywistyPolish
  • څرګند, ښکارهPashto, Pushto
  • visível, aparente, claro, evidente, manifestoPortuguese
  • manifest, clar, vădit, evidentRomanian
  • очевидный, видимый, кажущийся, явныйRussian
  • očíten, videnSlovene
  • வெளிப்படையானTamil
  • స్పష్టమైనTelugu
  • я́вний, очеви́днийUkrainian
  • 明顯的Chinese

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