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Adjective: apparent  u'per-unt or u'pa-runt [N. Amer], u'pa-runt [Brit]
  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, manifest, palpable, patent, plain, unmistakable, unmistakeable
  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";
    - ostensible, seeming

See also: obvious, superficial

Encyclopedia: Apparent