apparent


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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            The moon . . . apparent queen.        --Milton.
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   2. Clear or manifest to the understanding; plain; evident;
      obvious; known; palpable; indubitable.
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            It is apparent foul play.             --Shak.
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   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.
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            To live on terms of civility, and even of apparent
            friendship.                           --Macaulay.
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            What Berkeley calls visible magnitude was by
            astronomers called apparent magnitude. --Reid.
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   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.
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   Syn: Visible; distinct; plain; obvious; clear; certain;
        evident; manifest; indubitable; notorious.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Apparent \Ap*par"ent\, n.
   An heir apparent. [Obs.]
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         I'll draw it [the sword] as apparent to the crown.
                                                  --Shak.
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