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Definition of Apparent

Apparent

  1. Capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to the eye; within sight or view.
  2. Clear or manifest to the understanding; plain; evident; obvious; known; palpable; indubitable.
  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.
  4. An heir apparent.

Apparent Quotations

The apparent ease of California life is an illusion, and those who believe the illusion real live here in only the most temporary way.
Joan Didion

We see past time in a telescope and present time in a microscope. Hence the apparent enormities of the present.
Victor Hugo

In my photographs it is apparent that there was no posing at the moment I released the shutter.
Jerzy Kosinski

Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.
Florence Scovel Shinn

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.
Douglas Adams
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Apparent Translations

apparent in Dutch is aanwijsbaar, vertoonbaar
apparent in French is apparent
apparent in German is offenbar, anscheinend, scheinbar
apparent in Italian is evidente, in apparenza
apparent in Latin is promptus
apparent in Norwegian is tydelig
apparent in Portuguese is aparente
apparent in Spanish is demostrable, aparente, manifiesto, visto
apparent in Swedish is tydligt
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