readily seen; exposed to sight; open to view; visible: The crack in the wall was readily apparent.
capable of being easily perceived or understood; plain or clear; obvious: The solution to the problem was apparent to all.
according to appearances, initial evidence, incomplete results, etc.; ostensible rather than actual: He was the apparent winner of the election.
- ap·par·ent·ly, adverb
- ap·par·ent·ness, noun
- non·ap·par·ent, adjective
- non·ap·par·ent·ly, adverb
- non·ap·par·ent·ness, noun
- self-ap·parent, adjective
- sub·ap·par·ent, adjective
- sub·ap·par·ent·ly, adverb
- sub·ap·par·ent·ness, noun
- un·ap·par·ent, adjective
- un·ap·par·ent·ly, adverb
- un·ap·par·ent·ness, noun
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How to use apparent in a sentence
Contact with thorns and brambles had made shipwreck of the immaculate frock-coat; his linen was non-apparent.The Cruise of the Make-Believes | Tom Gallon
The traces of that delight, however, lay beneath so well schooled an exterior that they were decidedly non-apparent.The Palace of Darkened Windows | Mary Hastings Bradley
The first criticism is verbal, on the non-apparent distinction between "works" and "formal acts recorded."The Popham Colony | William Frederick Poole
To the rest of mankind Νοητὰ are non-apparent and non-existent.
British Dictionary definitions for apparent
readily seen or understood; evident; obvious
(usually prenominal) seeming, as opposed to real: his apparent innocence belied his complicity in the crime
- apparentness, noun
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