Adjective apparent has 3 senses
  1. apparent, evident, manifest, patent, plain - 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"
    Antonym: unobvious (indirect, via obvious)
  2. apparent, ostensible, seeming - 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"
    Antonym: profound (indirect, via superficial)
  3. apparent - readily apparent to the eye; "angry for no apparent reason"; "had no visible means of support"
    invisible, unseeable (indirect, via visible)