Meaning of “apparent” in the English Dictionary

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"apparent" in British English

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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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(Definition of “apparent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"apparent" in American English

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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.

(Definition of “apparent” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)