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apparentadjective

uk   /əˈpær.ənt/  us   /-ˈper-/
B2 able to be ​seen or ​understood: Her ​unhappiness was apparent to everyone. [+ that] It was ​becomingincreasingly apparent that he could no ​longer take ​care of himself. I was on the ​metro this ​morning when, for no apparentreason, the man ​opposite me ​suddenlyscreamed.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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"apparent" in American English

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apparentadjective

 us   /əˈpær·ənt, -ˈpeər-/
able to be ​seen or ​understood: [+ that clause] It was ​becomingincreasingly apparent that he could no ​longerlook after himself. Apparent also ​meansseeming to be ​true: The apparent ​cause of ​death was ​drowning, but ​furthertests were ​needed.
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