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

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. apparent(Adjective)

    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. apparent(Adjective)

    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. apparent(Adjective)

    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. 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

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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    Karen
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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. Brad Adams:

    The importance of Cambodia's generals has become even more apparent ahead of July's elections, as they engage in crackdowns against journalists, political opponents, and anti-government protesters – and openly campaign for Hun Sen.

  2. Lili Dehn:

    “The Grand Duchess Tatiana was as charming as her sister Olga, but in a different way. She has been described as proud, but I never knew anyone less so. With her, as her mother, shyness and reserve were accounted as pride, but once you knew her and had gained her affection, this reserve disappeared, and the real Tatijana became apparent. She was a poetical creature, as always yearning for the ideal, and dreaming of great friendships which might be hers. The Emperor loved her devotedly, they had much in common, and the sisters used to laugh, and say that, if a favor were required, ‘Tatiana must ask Papa to grant it.’ She was very tall, and excessively thin, with a cameo-like profile, deep blue eyes, and dark chestnut hair… a lovely ‘Rose’ maiden, fragile and pure as a flower.”

  3. Les Brown:

    The things you want are always possible; it is just that the way to get them is not always apparent. The only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life is you, and that can be a considerable obstacle because you carry the baggage of insecurities and past experience.

  4. Alexander Shein:

    Israel’s prudence from the outbreak of the conflict in Syria has become apparent in the fact that Israel did not consider the overthrow of President Assad as an indispensable condition to avoid foreign intervention and impediment for the beginning of a national reconciliation.

  5. Yves Bot:

    It is apparent from the findings of the High Court of Ireland and of the (European) Commission itself that the law and practice of the United States allow the large-scale collection of the personal data of citizens of the EU which is transferred, without those citizens benefiting from effective judicial protection.

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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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