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adverb American English pronunciation: apparently /əˈperəntli/
  1. 1
    based only on what you have heard, not on what you are certain is true

    Apparently, she resigned because she had an argument with her boss.

  2. 2
    used for saying what seems to be true when people do not yet know all the facts of a situation

    Seven people were shot yesterday in two apparently unrelated incidents.

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