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apparentadjective

uk   /əˈpær.ənt/  us   /əˈper.ənt/
B2 able to be seen or understood: Her unhappiness was apparent to everyone. [+ that] It was becoming increasingly apparent that he could no longer take care of himself. I was on the metro this morning when, for no apparent reason, the man opposite me suddenly screamed.
C1 [before noun] seeming to exist or be true: There are one or two apparent discrepancies between the two reports. She has this apparent innocence which, I suspect, she uses to her advantage.

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apparentadjective

 us   /əˈpær·ənt, -ˈpeər-/
able to be seen or understood: [+ that clause] It was becoming increasingly apparent that he could no longer look after himself.
Apparent also means seeming to be true: The apparent cause of death was drowning, but further tests were needed.
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