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ap·par·ent

(ă-pār'ent),
1. Manifest; obvious; evident (for example, a clinically apparent infection).
2. Frequently used (confusingly) to mean "seeming to be," ostensible, pseudo-.
[L. apparens, visible, fr. appareo, to come in sight]

apparent

(ă-par′ĕnt) [L. apparens, appearing]
1. Obvious and easily seen; not disguised or hidden.
2. Appearing at first to be true but, with greater knowledge or closer examination, may not be valid.

ap·par·ent

(ă-parĕnt)
1. Manifest; obvious; evident (e.g., a clinically apparent infection).
2. Frequently used (confusingly) to mean "seeming to be," ostensible, pseudo-.
[L. apparens, visible, fr. appareo, to come in sight]
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In the present case, dealing with a projectile nine feet in diameter and fifteen feet long, it became necessary to bring the moon within an apparent distance of five miles at most; and for that purpose to establish a magnifying power of 48,000 times.
Thanks to its penetrative power, the depths of the heavens were sounded to the utmost extent; the apparent diameter of a great number of stars was accurately measured; and Mr.
He said, "If the boy had stolen the bird, none would have been more ready to vote for a severe chastisement than himself; but it was plain that was not his design:" and, indeed, it was as apparent to him, that he could have no other view but what he had himself avowed.
The laws of traditional physics, in the form in which they deal with movements of matter or electricity, have an apparent simplicity which somewhat conceals the empirical character of what they assert.
Traces of the French descent which the widow boasted of were apparent in Winnie too.
When led away by a grave and protecting policeman, it would often become apparent that poor Stevie had forgotten his address - at least for a time.
It soon became apparent to the meanest capacity, that, while nature had placed a barrier of desert to the extension of our population in the west, the measure had made us the masters of a belt of fertile country, which, in the revolutions of the day, might have become the property of a rival nation.
Whatever might be the final destination of these adventurers, or the secret causes of their apparent security in so remote and unprotected a situation, there was no visible sign of uneasiness, uncertainty, or alarm, among them.
In addition to the pack and the rifle which were slung at his back, together with the well filled, and carefully guarded pouch and horn, he had carelessly cast a keen and bright wood-axe across his shoulder, sustaining the weight of the whole with as much apparent ease, as if he moved, unfettered in limb, and free from incumbrance.
There was little apparent necessity, however, for such watchfulness.
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The list of awarded contracts includes the name of the project, its location or the public agency requesting the bid, the apparent low bidder or bid award recipient and the price.