ap·par·ent /əˈpærənt, ˈpɛr-/
ap·par·ent /əˈpærənt, ˈpɛr-/ 形容詞
1. Capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to the eye; within sight or view.
The moon . . . apparent queen. --Milton.
2. Clear or manifest to the understanding; plain; evident; obvious; known; palpable; indubitable.
It is apparent foul play. --Shak.
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.
To live on terms of civility, and even of apparent friendship. --Macaulay.
What Berkeley calls visible magnitude was by astronomers called apparent magnitude. --Reid.
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.
Apparent time. See Time.
Heir apparent Law, one whose to an estate is indefeasible if he survives the ancestor; -- in distinction from presumptive heir. See Presumptive.
Syn: -- Visible; distinct; plain; obvious; clear; certain; evident; manifest; indubitable; notorious.
Ap·par·ent, n. An heir apparent. [Obs.]
I'll draw it [the sword] as apparent to the crown. --Shak.
adj 1: clearly apparent or obvious to the mind or senses; "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: evident, manifest, patent, plain]
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)]
3: readily apparent to the eye; "angry for no apparent reason";
"had no visible means of support"