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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ap·par·ent /əˈpærənt, ˈpɛr-/
 (a.)明顯的,顯而易見的;表觀,視,外顯

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ap·par·ent /əˈpærənt, ˈpɛr-/ 形容詞
 明白的,近似的,擬似的顯似的,視在的,表觀的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·par·ent a.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·par·ent, n. An heir apparent. [Obs.]
    I'll draw it [the sword] as apparent to the crown.   --Shak.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 apparent
      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"