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- adv. seemingly, apparently, on the surface
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In an ostensible manner; avowedly; professedly; apparently.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an ostensible manner; as shown or pretended; professedly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. from appearances alone
ostensible + -ly, from French ostensible, from Latin ostensus, past participle of ostendō ("I show"), from ob ("before") + tendō ("I stretch out"). (Wiktionary)