: the quality or state of a body that makes it impervious to the rays of light; broadly : the relative capacity of matter to obstruct the transmission of radiant energy
: an opaque spot in a normally transparent structure (as the lens of the eye) Examples of OPACITY the
opacity of the glass Critics have noted the
opacity of her writing style.
Origin of OPACITY
shadiness, from Latin
First Known Use: 1560
Related to OPACITY Synonyms ambiguity, ambiguousness, darkness, equivocalness, equivocation, inscrutability, inscrutableness, murkiness, mysteriousness, nebulosity, nebulousness, obliqueness, obliquity, obscurity, opaqueness Antonyms clarity, clearness, obviousness, plainness Rhymes with OPACITY audacity
voracity opac·i·ty noun \ō- ˈpas-ət-ē\ (Medical Dictionary) plural opac·i·ties
: the quality or state of a body that makes it impervious to the rays of light; broadly : the relative capacity of matter to obstruct by absorption or reflection the transmission of radiant energy (as X-rays, infrared radiation, or sound)
: an opaque spot in a normally transparent structure (as the lens of the eye)
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