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apparent

Physics as observed but ignoring such factors as the motion of the observer, changes in the environment, etc.

apparent

Denoting a property of a star or other celestial body, such as altitude or brightness, as seen or measured by an observer. Corrections must be made to obtain the true value.

apparent

[ə′pa·rənt]
(astronomy)
A term used to designate certain measured or measurable astronomic quantities to refer them to real or visible objects, such as the sun or a star.
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A large, civil cocked hat, like those worn by clergymen within the last thirty years, surmounted the whole, furnishing dignity to a good-natured and somewhat vacant countenance, that apparently needed such artificial aid, to support the gravity of some high and extraordinary trust.
Apparently there were many aspects and accidents of life not included in his experience.
He lay muttering incoherently some little time; then for a time he lay silent, and apparently sinking away toward death.
A whirlwind had apparently collected its force in our vicinity; for there were frequent and violent alterations in the direction of the wind; and the exceeding density of the clouds (which hung so low as to press upon the turrets of the house) did not prevent our perceiving the lifelike velocity with which they flew careering from all points against each other, without passing away into the distance.
The food consisted of about a pound of some solid substance of the consistency of cheese and almost tasteless, while the liquid was apparently milk from some animal.
Most of its arms were retracted, but with three long tentacles it was fishing out a number of rods, plates, and bars which lined the covering and apparently strengthened the walls of the cylinder.
In this rush they were apparently all deaf and blind.
This state between reviving hope and momentary despondency had prevailed for several weeks, when the affectionate girl entered an apartment that communicated with George's own room, where she found the invalid reclining on a settee apparently deeply communing with himself.
He was one of those officials called berthing-masters - not the one who had berthed us, but another, who, apparently, had been busy securing a steamer at the other end of the dock.
Whist has long been noted for its influence upon what is termed the calculating power; and men of the highest order of intellect have been known to take an apparently unaccountable delight in it, while eschewing chess as frivolous.
The apparently indifferent nature of the errand seemed to make a ridiculous anticlimax to my prevision and my agitation.
The pages which follow have been extracted from a pile of manuscript which was apparently meant for the eye of one woman only.