Learner's definition of APPARENT
1 [more apparent; most apparent] : easy to see or understand
The other team's superiority was apparent [=evident] in the first half of the game.
The truth is apparent to me. [=I can clearly see the truth]
Her reasons for leaving were readily apparent. [=were obvious or easy to see]
When we left, they were in no apparent danger. [=they did not appear to be in any danger]
From the beginning, it was apparent that she was not an ordinary child.
It soon/quickly became apparent (to us) that something was wrong.
He started yelling and throwing things for no apparent reason.
2 always used before a noun : seeming to be true but possibly not true
We disagreed on the apparent meaning of the movie.
He died of an apparent heart attack. [=it appears that a heart attack caused his death]
What was the apparent cause of the accident?