Definition of ostensible in English:

ostensible

Line breaks: os¦ten|sible
Pronunciation: /ɒˈstɛnsɪb(ə)l
 
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adjective

[attributive]

Origin

mid 18th century: from French, from medieval Latin ostensibilis from Latin ostens- 'stretched out to view', from the verb ostendere, from ob- 'in view of' + tendere 'to stretch'.

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