Adjective "apparent" definition and examples

(Apparent may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Clearly visible or understood; obvious.
  1. with clause 'it became apparent that he was talented'
  2. 'Such arguments simply portray investors as a mob that reacts to events for no apparent reason.'
  3. 'The split has become apparent in a row over attempts to encourage wind power in the north west.'
  4. 'He has been cast as a villain, who for no apparent reason went after a fan in the stands.'
  5. 'The dangers were most conspicuously apparent in the vast sums being made from India.'
  6. 'The Athenian mix of culture and commerce was as apparent in art as architecture.'
  7. 'The discussion ended and the man left the apartment with his threat still apparent in the room.'
  8. 'This becomes apparent in wet conditions, when the driver's skill comes to the fore.'
  9. 'Similar interest in evidence based public policy is apparent in other countries.'
  10. 'The same approach to collective dominance is apparent in the context of mergers.'
  11. 'He said there could be nuances that were not apparent in the English translation.'
Seeming real or true, but not necessarily so.
  1. 'Her claims even go as far as describing an apparent attempted murder to which she was the eyewitness.'
  2. 'I and other people have felt uneasy for some time over the apparent lack of safety.'
  3. 'Machines that won't start up due to an apparent lack of power are covered by the extension too.'
  4. 'This apparent lack of the respect for the dead led to criticism, but it was a necessary expedient.'
  5. 'So how can we make the most of this apparent lack of enthusiasm on the fish's part?'
  6. 'Nationally there is also growing concern at the apparent ease with which real guns can be bought.'
  7. 'Despite the apparent lack of interest, it seemed to be a rollercoaster of some substance.'
  8. 'I am also getting exasperated with the apparent lack of will to achieve our deadline.'
  9. 'Did this apparent lack of discrimination change at the end of the sixteenth century?'
  10. 'We all end up paying more to avoid a problem which is normally more apparent than real.'

More definitions

1. readily seen; exposed to sight; open to view; visible: The crack in the wall was readily apparent.

2. capable of being easily perceived or understood; plain or clear; obvious: The solution to the problem was apparent to all.

3. according to appearances, initial evidence, incomplete results, etc.; ostensible rather than actual: He was the apparent winner of the election.

4. entitled to a right of inheritance by birth, indefeasible except by one's death before that of the

More examples(as adjective)

"ambiguities can be apparent in grants."

"securities can be apparent on streets."

"securities can be apparent on dates."

"wealths can be apparent at levels."

"weaknesses can be apparent for years."

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Late Middle English: from Old French aparant, from Latin apparent- ‘appearing’, from the verb apparere (see appear).