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"apparently" in British English

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apparentlyadverb

uk   /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.B2 used when the ​realsituation 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).B2 used to say that something ​seems to be ​true, ​although it is not ​certain: An 80-year-old woman was ​badlyhurt in what the ​policedescribe as an apparently ​motivelessattack (= an ​attack for no ​apparentreason).

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

"apparently" in American English

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apparentlyadverb

 us   /əˈpær·ənt·li, -ˈper-/
according to what ​seems to be ​true or what is ​likely, ​based on what you ​know: The ​computertrouble was apparently caused by a programming ​error.
(Definition of apparently from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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