ostensible

adj.
1 evident, clear.
2 ostensible, obvious, evident, apparent.
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ostensible
adjetivo
1 obvious, visible
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ADJ obvious, evident

hacer algo ostensible — to make sth quite clear; LAm to express sth, register sth

procurar no hacerse ostensible — to keep out of the way, lie low

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adjetivo obvious, evident
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= ostensible, manifest.
Nota: Adjetivo.
Ex. For example, transformational analysis can be applied to the study of shifts between the official, ostensible aims of public libraries and their progressive transformations.
Ex. A close knowledge of the institution is also needed to distinguish between professed objectives, the official and manifest ones which appear in organizational preambles, and the practiced ones which are often latent in the operating program.
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adjetivo obvious, evident
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= ostensible, manifest.
Nota: Adjetivo.

Ex: For example, transformational analysis can be applied to the study of shifts between the official, ostensible aims of public libraries and their progressive transformations.

Ex: A close knowledge of the institution is also needed to distinguish between professed objectives, the official and manifest ones which appear in organizational preambles, and the practiced ones which are often latent in the operating program.

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ostensible
adjective
obvious, evident
hizo ostensible su desagrado he made it quite plain o evident o obvious that he wasn't happy, he made his displeasure quite clear
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ostensible adjetivo
obvious, evident
ostensible adjetivo ostensible: sus gestos de dolor eran muy ostensibles, he very clearly showed his pain
'ostensible' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
sensible
English:
ostensible
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ostensible adj
obvious, evident;
con un gesto que hacía ostensible su impaciencia with a gesture that made clear o betrayed her impatience
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ostensible
adj obvious
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ostensible adj
: ostensible, apparent
ostensiblemente adv

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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  • ostensible — [ ɔstɑ̃sibl ] adj. • 1739; du lat. ostensus, p. p. de ostendere « montrer » 1 ♦ Vx Qui peut être montré publiquement sans inconvénient. 2 ♦ (1801) Littér. Qui est fait sans se cacher ou avec l intention d être remarqué. ⇒ apparent, ouvert, patent …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ostensible — I adjective able to be seen, apparent, appearing, assumable, assumed, avowed, believable, claimed, clear, colorable, conjecturable, credible, deceiving, deceptive, declared, deluding, delusional, delusive, delusory, discernible, evident, explicit …   Law dictionary

  • ostensible — ostensible, ostensive Ostensible means ‘apparent but not necessarily real’ or ‘professed’: • Despite their ostensible commitment to revolution, they played an ambivalent and ultimately counter revolutionary role E. Acton, 1992. It is often used… …   Modern English usage

  • Ostensible — Os*ten si*ble ([o^]s*t[e^]n s[i^]*b l), a. [From L. ostensus, p. p. of ostendere to show, prop., to stretch out before; fr. prefix obs (old form of ob ) + tendere to stretch. See {Tend}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Capable of being shown; proper or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ostensible — ‘Manifiesto o patente’: «Dolores, con ostensible indiferencia, tararea» (Gambaro Malasangre [Arg. 1982]). No debe confundirse con ostentoso (‘llamativo por su suntuosidad o aparatosidad’; → ostentoso) …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • ostensible — 1762, from Fr. ostensible, from L. ostensus, pp. of ostendere to show, from ob in front of + tendere to stretch (see TENET (Cf. tenet)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ostensible — adjetivo 1. (antepuesto / pospuesto) Uso/registro: elevado. Que se nota o se percibe con sólo observarlo superficialmente: Su amargura resultaba ostensible, aunque intentaba ocultarla …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • ostensible — *apparent, seeming, illusory Analogous words: specious, *plausible, colorable: pretended, assumed, affected, simulated, feigned (see ASSUME) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • ostensible — [adj] alleged, supposed apparent, avowed, colorable, demonstrative, exhibited, illusive, illusory, likely, manifest, notable, outward, plausible, pretended, professed, purported, quasi, seeming, semblant, so called*, specious, superficial;… …   New thesaurus

  • ostensible — (Del lat. ostendĕre, mostrar). 1. adj. Que puede manifestarse o mostrarse. 2. Claro, manifiesto, patente …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • ostensible — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ apparently true, but not necessarily so. DERIVATIVES ostensibly adverb. ORIGIN Latin ostensibilis, from ostendere stretch out to view …   English terms dictionary

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