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. [1913 Webster]
The moon . . . apparent queen. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
2. Clear or manifest to the understanding; plain; evident; obvious; known; palpable; indubitable. [1913 Webster]
It is apparent foul play. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster]
To live on terms of civility, and even of apparent friendship. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
What Berkeley calls visible magnitude was by astronomers called apparent magnitude. --Reid. [1913 Webster]
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.
Syn: Visible; distinct; plain; obvious; clear; certain; evident; manifest; indubitable; notorious. [1913 Webster]
Apparent \Ap*par"ent\, n.
An heir apparent. [Obs.]
I'll draw it [the sword] as apparent to the crown. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
1: clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment; "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: apparent, evident, manifest, patent, plain, unmistakable]
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)]
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APPARENT. That which is manifest what is proved. It is required that all things upon which a court must pass, should be made to appear, if matter in pays, under oath if matter of record, by the record. It is a rule that those things which do not appear, are to be considered as not existing de non apparentibus et non existentibus eadem est ratio. Broom's Maxims, 20, What does not appear, does not exist; quod non apparet, non est.
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