That which is apparent is that which appears to be.
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There's 2 controversive (in my viewpoint) definitions of this adjective (adverb): 1) something that's clear and obvious; 2) something that is seeming. I find this adjective (adverb) to have those different meanings in different situations. Could you clarify this question?
So, when I say: "Apparently, he'll come at 4 p.m.", it's the same as "Obviously,..." or "Probably,..." ?
If you say "Apparently, he'll come at 4pm" you are saying that appearances are that he'll come at 4pm. If you say "Obviously, he'll come at 4pm" you are saying that it is obvious that he will come at 4pm, but how can something be obvious when it hasn't happened yet?
All in all, I can use 'apparently' when talking about something that is true according to what I've seen or know or to what seems to me (however, I'm not absolutely sure). Is it right?