Apparent

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Apparent \Ap*par"ent\, adjective [F. apparent, L. apparens, -entis, p. pr. of apparere. See {Appear}.]

1. Capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to the eye; within sight or view.

The moon . . . apparent queen. --Milton.

2. Clear or manifest to the understanding; plain; evident; obvious; known; palpable; indubitable.

It is apparent foul play. --Shak.

3. Appearing to the eye or mind (distinguished from, but not necessarily opposed to, true or real); seeming; as the apparent motion or diameter of the sun.

To live on terms of civility, and even of apparent friendship. --Macaulay.

What Berkeley calls visible magnitude was by astronomers called apparent magnitude. --Reid.

{Apparent horizon}, the circle which in a level plain bounds our view, and is formed by the apparent meeting of the earth and heavens, as distinguished from the rational horizon.

{Apparent time}. See {Time}.

{Heir apparent} (Law), one whose to an estate is indefeasible if he survives the ancestor; -- in distinction from presumptive heir. See {Presumptive}.

Syn: Visible; distinct; plain; obvious; clear; certain; evident; manifest; indubitable; notorious.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Apparent \Ap*par"ent\, noun An heir apparent. [Obs.]

I'll draw it [the sword] as apparent to the crown. --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

apparent

adjective

1: clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment; "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: {apparent}, {evident}, {manifest}, {patent}, {plain}, {unmistakable}]

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)}]

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)

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