Etymology: , from "ostensus", past participle of "ostendere" to show, from "obs-" in front of; akin to "ob-" in the way; akin to Greek "epi" on, at, besides, after; akin to Old English "eofot" crime + "tendere" to stretch, Greek "teinein"
- meant for appearance; apparent
- having an intention that is possibly but not obviously true
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