/ əˈpærənt; NAmE / adjective
[ not usually before noun ] apparent (from sth) (that ... ) | apparent (to sb) (that ... ) easy to see or understand
SYN obvious :
It was apparent from her face that she was really upset.
Their devotion was apparent.
It soon became apparent to everyone that he couldn't sing.
Then, for no apparent reason , the train suddenly stopped.
➡ note at clear
[ usually before noun ] that seems to be real or true but may not be
SYN seeming :
My parents were concerned at my apparent lack of enthusiasm for school.
—see also appear
late Middle English : from Old French aparant , from Latin apparent- appearing, from the verb apparere , from ad- towards + parere come into view.