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transparent

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adjective trans·par·ent \tran(t)s-ˈper-ənt\

Simple Definition of transparent

  • : able to be seen through

  • : easy to notice or understand

  • : honest and open : not secretive

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of transparent

  1. 1a (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. 2a :  free from pretense or deceit :  frankb :  easily detected or seen through :  obviousc :  readily understoodd :  characterized by visibility or accessibility of information especially concerning business practices

transparently

adverb

transparentness

noun

Examples of transparent in a sentence

  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 and Etymology 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

Synonym Discussion of transparent

clear, transparent, translucent, limpid mean capable of being seen through. clear implies absence of cloudiness, haziness, or muddiness <clear water>. transparent implies being so clear that objects can be seen distinctly <a transparent sheet of film>. translucent implies the passage of light but not a clear view of what lies beyond <translucent frosted glass>. limpid suggests the soft clearness of pure water <her eyes were limpid pools of blue>.

clear, perspicuous, lucid mean quickly and easily understood. clear implies freedom from obscurity, ambiguity, or undue complexity <clear instructions>. perspicuous applies to a style that is simple and elegant as well as clear <a perspicuous style>. lucid suggests a clear logical coherence and evident order of arrangement <a lucid explanation>.

TRANSPARENT Defined for Kids

transparent

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adjective trans·par·ent \trans-ˈper-ənt\

Definition of transparent for Students

  1. 1 :  clear enough or thin enough to be seen through

  2. 2 :  easily detected <a transparent lie>

transparently

adverb



Medical Dictionary

transparent

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adjective trans·par·ent \-ənt\

Medical Definition of transparent

  1. 1:  having the property of transmitting light without appreciable scattering so that bodies lying beyond are seen clearly

  2. 2:  allowing the passage of a specified form of radiation (as X-rays or ultraviolet light)





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