transparent


trans·par·ent

adjective \tran(t)s-ˈper-ənt\

: able to be seen through

: easy to notice or understand

: honest and open : not secretive

Full Definition of TRANSPARENT

1
a (1) :  having the property of transmitting light without appreciable scattering so that bodies lying beyond are seen clearly :  pellucid (2) :  allowing the passage of a specified form of radiation (as X-rays or ultraviolet light)
b :  fine or sheer enough to be seen through :  diaphanous
2
a :  free from pretense or deceit :  frank
b :  easily detected or seen through :  obvious
c :  readily understood
d :  characterized by visibility or accessibility of information especially concerning business practices
trans·par·ent·ly adverb
trans·par·ent·ness noun

Examples of TRANSPARENT

  1. <bottles of blue transparent glass>
  2. <his meaning in leaving the conversation is transparent: he doesn't want to talk about his combat experiences>

Origin of TRANSPARENT

Middle English, from Medieval Latin transparent-, transparens, present participle of transparēre to show through, from Latin trans- + parēre to show oneself
First Known Use: 15th century

trans·par·ent

adjective \-ənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRANSPARENT

1
: having the property of transmitting light without appreciable scattering so that bodies lying beyond are seen clearly
2
: allowing the passage of a specified form of radiation (as X-rays or ultraviolet light)

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