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English definition of “apparently”

apparently

adverb     /əˈpær.ənt.li/ US  /-ˈper-/
B2 used to say you have read or been told something although you are not certain it is true: Apparently it's going to rain today. Apparently he's had enough of England and is going back to Australia.Seeming and purporting to beFaking and pretending B2 used when the real situation is different from what you thought it was: You know I told you Alice's party was on the 13th? Well I saw her last night and apparently it's on the 14th. She looks about ten but apparently she's 14. I thought they were married but apparently not (= they are not married).Denying and contradicting B2 used to say that something seems to be true, although it is not certain: An 80-year-old woman was badly hurt in what the police describe as an apparently motiveless attack (= an attack with no obvious purpose).Seeming and purporting to beFaking and pretending
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