apparent (

     adj 1: clearly apparent or obvious to the mind or senses; "the
            effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees
            the parched fields"; "evident hostility"; "manifest
            disapproval"; "patent advantages"; "made his meaning
            plain"; "it is plain that he is no reactionary"; "in
            plain view" [syn: evident, manifest, patent, plain]
     2: appearing as such but not necessarily so; "for all his
        apparent wealth he had no money to pay the rent"; "the
        committee investigated some apparent discrepancies"; "the
        ostensible truth of their theories"; "his seeming honesty"
        [syn: apparent(a), ostensible, seeming(a)]
     3: readily apparent to the eye; "angry for no apparent reason";
        "had no visible means of support"