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 for Apparent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Apparent \Ap*par"ent\, a. [F. apparent, L. apparens, -entis, p.
     pr. of apparere. See Appear.]
     1. Capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view;
        visible to the eye; within sight or view.
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              The moon . . . apparent queen.        --Milton.
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     2. Clear or manifest to the understanding; plain; evident;
        obvious; known; palpable; indubitable.
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              It is apparent foul play.             --Shak.
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     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.
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              To live on terms of civility, and even of apparent
              friendship.                           --Macaulay.
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              What Berkeley calls visible magnitude was by
              astronomers called apparent magnitude. --Reid.
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     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
     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.
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     Syn: Visible; distinct; plain; obvious; clear; certain;
          evident; manifest; indubitable; notorious.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Apparent \Ap*par"ent\, n.
     An heir apparent. [Obs.]
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           I'll draw it [the sword] as apparent to the crown.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 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 hostility"; "manifest
             disapproval"; "patent advantages"; "made his meaning
             plain"; "it is plain that he is no reactionary"; "in
             plain view" [syn: apparent, evident, manifest,
             patent, plain, unmistakable]
      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)]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  135 Moby Thesaurus words for "apparent":
     Barmecidal, Barmecide, airy, apparitional, appearing, autistic,
     beholdable, chimeric, clear, clear as crystal, colorable, colored,
     conceivable, conspicuous, cortical, credible, crystal-clear,
     deceptive, delusional, delusionary, delusive, delusory, dereistic,
     detectable, discernible, disclosed, distinct, dreamlike, dreamy,
     epidermic, erroneous, evident, exomorphic, explicit, exposed,
     exposed to view, express, exterior, external, extrinsic,
     factitious, fake, fallacious, false, fantastic, fringe, gilded,
     hanging out, illusional, illusionary, illusive, illusory,
     imaginary, in evidence, in full view, in plain sight, in view,
     indisputable, indubitable, insight, manifest, marked, meretricious,
     misleading, naked, noticeable, observable, obvious, open,
     open to view, open-and-shut, ostensible, out, outcropping, outer,
     outermost, outlying, outmost, outside, outstanding, outward,
     outward-facing, palpable, patent, perceivable, perceptible,
     peripheral, perspicuous, phantasmagoric, phantasmal, phantom,
     plain, plain as day, plausible, ponderable, prominent, pseudo,
     public, reasonable, recognizable, revealed, roundabout, seeable,
     seeming, self-deceptive, self-deluding, self-evident,
     self-explaining, self-explanatory, sham, showing, specious,
     spectral, superficial, supposititious, surface, tangible, tinsel,
     to be seen, unactual, unambiguous, unclouded, unconcealed,
     undisguised, unequivocal, unfounded, unhidden, unmistakable,
     unreal, unsubstantial, viewable, visible, visionary, visual,

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  APPARENT. That which is manifest what is proved. It is required that all
  things upon which a court must pass, should be made to appear, if matter in
  pays, under oath if matter of record, by the record. It is a rule that those
  things which do not appear, are to be considered as not existing de non
  apparentibus et non existentibus eadem est ratio. Broom's Maxims, 20, What
  does not appear, does not exist; quod non apparet, non est.

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