Apparent time
Apparent Ap*par"ent, a. [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. [1913 Webster]

The moon . . . apparent queen. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Clear or manifest to the understanding; plain; evident; obvious; known; palpable; indubitable. [1913 Webster]

It is apparent foul play. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

To live on terms of civility, and even of apparent friendship. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

What Berkeley calls visible magnitude was by astronomers called apparent magnitude. --Reid. [1913 Webster]

{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}. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Visible; distinct; plain; obvious; clear; certain; evident; manifest; indubitable; notorious. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Apparent time — Time Time, n.; pl. {Times}. [OE. time, AS. t[=i]ma, akin to t[=i]d time, and to Icel. t[=i]mi, Dan. time an hour, Sw. timme. [root]58. See {Tide}, n.] 1. Duration, considered independently of any system of measurement or any employment of terms… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Apparent time — *Apparent solar time is the calculation of time based in the relative position of the sun. A sundial measures solar time.*Apparent time hypothesis in sociolinguistics proposes that age based variation in linguistic forms is often indicative of… …   Wikipedia

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  • apparent time — noun or apparent solar time : the time of day at any particular place indicated by the hour angle of the apparent or true sun or by a simple sundial and differing from mean time by the equation of time …   Useful english dictionary

  • apparent time — Astron. local time measured by the hour angle of the sun. Cf. mean solar time. [1685 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • apparent time — noun time as indicated by the actual position of the sun. Compare with mean solar time …   English new terms dictionary

  • apparent time — noun Date: 1694 the time of day indicated by the hour angle of the sun or by a sundial …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Apparent-time hypothesis — In sociolinguistics, the apparent time hypothesis states that age stratified variation in a linguistic form is often indicative of a change in progress. That is, if in a survey of a population, patterned differences between the speech of… …   Wikipedia

  • Apparent — Ap*par ent, a. [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. [1913 Webster] The moon . . . apparent queen. Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Apparent horizon — Apparent Ap*par ent, a. [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. [1913 Webster] The moon . . . apparent queen. Milton.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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