apparently

adverb ap·par·ent·ly \ -lē \
Updated on: 8 Apr 2018

Definition of apparently

: it seems apparent used to describe something that appears to be true based on what is known
  • an apparently happy marriage
  • The window had apparently been forced open.
  • Apparently, we're supposed to wait here.

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Origin and Etymology of apparently

Middle English aparenly, apparently "clearly, plainly," from apparaunt, apparent apparent + -ly 2-ly



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