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apparent


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apparent  \Ap*par"ent\,  n. 
  An  heir  apparent.  [Obs.] 
 
  I'll  draw  it  [the  sword]  as  apparent  to  the  crown. 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apparent  \Ap*par"ent\,  a.  [F.  apparent,  L.  apparens  -entis,  p. 
  pr  of  apparere  See  {Appear}.] 
  1.  Capable  of  being  seen,  or  easily  seen;  open  to  view; 
  visible  to  the  eye;  within  sight  or  view. 
 
  The  moon  .  .  .  apparent  queen.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Clear  or  manifest  to  the  understanding;  plain;  evident; 
  obvious;  known  palpable;  indubitable. 
 
  It  is  apparent  foul  play.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  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. 
 
  To  live  on  terms  of  civility,  and  even  of  apparent 
  friendship.  --Macaulay. 
 
  What  Berkeley  calls  visible  magnitude  was  by 
  astronomers  called  apparent  magnitude.  --Reid. 
 
  {Apparent  horizon},  the  circle  which  in  a  level  plain  bounds 
  our  view,  and  is  formed  by  the  apparent  meeting  of  the 
  earth  and  heavens,  as  distinguished  from  the  rational 
  horizon. 
 
  {Apparent  time}.  See  {Time}. 
 
  {Heir  apparent}  (Law),  one  whose  to  an  estate  is  indefeasible 
  if  he  survives  the  ancestor;  --  in  distinction  from 
  presumptive  heir.  See  {Presumptive}. 
 
  Syn:  Visible;  distinct;  plain;  obvious;  clear;  certain; 
  evident;  manifest;  indubitable;  notorious. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  apparent 
  adj  1:  clearly  apparent  or  obvious  to  the  mind  or  senses  "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"  [syn:  {evident},  {manifest},  {patent},  {plain}] 
  2:  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" 
  [syn:  {apparent(a)},  {ostensible},  {seeming(a)}] 
  3:  readily  apparent  to  the  eye;  "angry  for  no  apparent  reason"; 
  "had  no  visible  means  of  support" 




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