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apparent

adjective uk   /əˈpær.ənt/ us    /-ˈper-/
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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