1. illusory, as in with modesty. 2. in physics, may be used in denoting an observed state that is not in exact accordance with actual physical conditions. For example, motion is a perception of this activity that is induced by the motion of the observer rather than that of the observed entity. 3. obvious or manifest, as in can be seen.
APPARENT: "When one substance was added to another, another color became apparent to the researcher. "