semi·​trans·​par·​ent | \ ˌse-mē-ˌtran(t)s-ˈper-ənt How to pronounce semitransparent (audio) , ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi- \

Definition of semitransparent

: imperfectly transparent

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Recent Examples on the Web In all, there are 15 of this new breed of active equity funds, also called semitransparent ETFs. Leonard Sloane, WSJ, "‘Active’ Stock ETFs Draw Billions in New Assets," 8 Sep. 2020 Clear and semitransparent stains allow the wood's grain to show. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "Window Dressing: How to Build a Window Planter," 18 Apr. 2020 The exterior looked like a futuristic microwave – a sleek, white rectangle with a semitransparent glass door. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, "Tables, footrests, smart speakers: Self-driving cars could become the living rooms of the future," 25 Feb. 2020 Don't count out the semitransparent windows yet, says Michael McGehee, a solar windows and perovskites expert at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "Skyscrapers could soon generate their own power, thanks to see-through solar cells," 28 June 2018 Bennett’s signature, semitransparent LED screens known as V-thru will be placed throughout the stage, adding depth and a 3-dimensional feel for the audience. Dave Brooks, Billboard, "Paul McCartney Takes His Epic 8-Date, 4-Venue NYC Run to MSG," 15 Sep. 2017 Much of the hardware is semitransparent so that wearers can navigate their surroundings without crashing into them or becoming disoriented. Bruce Sterling, WIRED, "Augmented Reality: eyeball-mounted display," 1 Sep. 2009

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First Known Use of semitransparent

1731, in the meaning defined above

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“Semitransparent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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