Apparently



readily seen; exposed to sight; open to view; visible:
The crack in the wall was readily apparent.
capable of being easily perceived or understood; plain or clear; obvious:
The solution to the problem was apparent to all.
according to appearances, initial evidence, incomplete results, etc.; ostensible rather than actual:
He was the apparent winner of the election.
entitled to a right of inheritance by birth, indefeasible except by one’s death before that of the ancestor, to an inherited throne, title, or other estate.
Contemporary Examples

Angry Driver Pulls a Gun Oh, Kentucky, land of horse racing, bourbon, and apparently severe road rage.
Bikers Attack an SUV and More Real-Life Grand Theft Autos (VIDEO) The Daily Beast Video October 1, 2013

Yesterday the military named a new civilian prime minister, apparently in a bid to quell the protests.
Why Egyptians Are Trying to Topple Their Former Military Saviors Charles M. Sennott November 25, 2011

As this viral video shows, your vocal cords can apparently be a weapon.
‘Space Oddity’ From Space, Frankie Valli Sings & More Viral Videos The Daily Beast Video May 17, 2013

Then Christie will apparently say exactly what you want to hear.
Chris Christie Dares to Speak the Truth About Palestinians Dean Obeidallah March 30, 2014

The issue is apparently one of a handful where Romney differs from Adelson on Israel.
Romney’s New BFF Eli Lake, Dan Ephron August 5, 2012

Historical Examples

The Disans are apparently testing their projector, sooner than we had estimated.
Planet of the Damned Harry Harrison

There sat his nephew in the old place, apparently not having stirred.
Brave and Bold Horatio Alger

“apparently he is not a very great friend of yours,” I ventured to remark.
Hushed Up William Le Queux

How were they to effect these apparently incompatible objects?
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 Various

The bird is apparently an occasional migrant to western Micronesia.
The Avifauna of Micronesia, Volume 3 Rollin H. Baker

adverb
(sentence modifier) it appears that; as far as one knows; seemingly
adjective
readily seen or understood; evident; obvious
(usually prenominal) seeming, as opposed to real: his apparent innocence belied his complicity in the crime
(physics) as observed but ignoring such factors as the motion of the observer, changes in the environment, etc Compare true (sense 9)
adv.

late 14c., “visibly, openly,” from apparent + -ly (2). Meaning “evidently” is from 1550s; that of “to all appearances” (but not necessarily “really”) is from 1560s; meaning “so far as can be judged, seemingly,” is from 1846. A gradual retreat from certainty.
adj.

late 14c., from Old French aparant “evident, obvious, visible,” from Latin apparentem (nominative apparens) “visible, manifest,” present participle of apparere (see appear). First attested in phrase heir apparent (see heir). Meaning “superficial” is c.1400. Apparent magnitude in astronomy (how bright a heavenly body looks from earth, as opposed to absolute magnitude, which is how bright it really is) is attested from 1875.

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