ap ‧ par ‧ ent W2 AC /əˈpærənt/ BrE AmE adjective
[ Word Family: adverb : ↑ apparently ; adjective : ↑ apparent ]
[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: Latin , present participle of apparere ; ⇨ ↑ appear ]
1 . easy to notice SYN obvious
it is apparent (that)
It soon became apparent that we had a major problem.
it is apparent from something that
It is apparent from scientific studies that the drug has some fairly nasty side effects.
it is apparent to somebody that
It was apparent to everyone that he was seriously ill.
The difference in quality was immediately apparent.
He left suddenly, for no apparent reason.
2 . seeming to have a particular feeling or attitude, although this may not be true:
He did well in his exams, despite his apparent lack of interest in his work.