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What does apparent mean?
Apparent means clear, obvious, or easily observed.
It’s also commonly used in a way that means based on the appearance of things, as opposed to what is definitely true. Something described as apparent in this way has not been confirmed or proven, and the word is often used in this way in journalism, as in The video shows the suspect in an apparent altercation with the store clerk.
The adverb form of apparent is apparently, which is most often used to refer to things that appear a certain way but may not actually be so.
Example: He hasn’t said so, but he’s made it very apparent that he wants to take a vacation—the other day he put on a video of ocean waves and sat in front of it in a beach chair.
Where does apparent come from?
The first records of apparent come from the second half of the 1300s. It comes from the Latin appārēns, meaning “appearing.”
When we describe something as apparent, we mean it can be obviously seen or observed. This is often literal, as in The leak was apparent from the water damage on the ceiling. Apparent is also often used to refer to things that are simply obvious, whether you can literally see them or not. When you’re presented with more and more evidence of something, it becomes increasingly apparent. When we say that something has happened or someone has done something for no apparent reason, we mean it has happened or been done for no reason that’s obvious or that we can observe—often this implies it has been done for no reason at all.
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What are some other forms related to apparent?
- apparently (adverb)
- apparentness (noun)
- nonapparent (adjective)
- nonapparently (adverb)
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How is apparent used in real life?
Apparent is a very common word that can be used in all kinds of contexts dealing with things that are obvious or that have been observed.
Our world is over two thirds ocean, this becomes very apparent when seen from space. Image taken by @Astro_Alex during his #Horizons mission from the International @Space_Station. #WorldOceansDay2020 https://t.co/sg7Io3Y0XU pic.twitter.com/fSbZbcYfsn
— Human Spaceflight (@esaspaceflight) June 8, 2020
The police tactic of "kettling" involves encircling a group of people and then moving in to make arrests. In some cases, New York police officers have swung batons at demonstrators without apparent provocation. https://t.co/coikP7JFvm
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 6, 2020
It has become increasingly apparent that I don't know how to dress myself outside of t-shirts and jeans. I wasn't always like this, I swear.
— Russell Holly (@russellholly) September 4, 2017
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How to use apparent in a sentence
Both he and Coach Scott Brooks mentioned this week the apparent signs of fatigue up and down the roster.Bradley Beal will miss Friday’s game against the Knicks for rest|Ava Wallace|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
The following day, he apologized but showed no apparent remorse and said he had no intention of resigning.Japan Olympics chief who said women talk too much will resign over remarks, reports say|Simon Denyer, Julia Mio Inuma|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
But, halfway into last season, the Titans parted ways with the former RunAway roster after an apparent falling out between the team and the organization.The OWL’s London Spitfire are hoping to go big by going home|Teddy Amenabar|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
That it is so readily apparent now is testament to the power of hard work and activism.‘The Lady and the Dale’ explores transphobia in 1970s America|John Paul King|February 10, 2021|Washington Blade
It wasn’t until the winter, for example, that South Dakota had the most deaths in its long-term-care facilities, months after the need to protect nursing-home residents was apparent.What to make of New York’s revised nursing-home coronavirus numbers|Philip Bump|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
Residents of the neighborhoods where cops are needed the most are mixed on the impact of the apparent slowdown.
Neither is unnerved by her apparent anger, nor do they see her as threatening.
Yet according to Hamilton, “it was quickly apparent that other than pecuniary consolation would be acceptable.”
Despite her omnipresence, The Pinkprint makes it apparent how little we actually know about Nicki Minaj.Nicki Minaj Bares Her Own Vulnerability on ‘The Pinkprint’|Rawiya Kameir|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nowhere is this new family dynamic more apparent than around the holidays.
He heard himself saying lightly, though with apparent lack of interest: 'How curious, Lettice, how very odd!The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
The heir apparent and his brothers were cowering in fear, afraid to strike, yet hoping that others would strike for them.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
The result of the restoration of trade, banking, and credit to earlier and more normal conditions has been steadily apparent.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
The apparent slightness of these English changes reveals their deliberate subtlety.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
Increase of hemoglobin, or hyperchromemia, is uncommon, and is probably more apparent than real.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd