transparency

noun
trans·​par·​en·​cy | \ tran(t)s-ˈper-ən(t)-sē \
plural transparencies

Definition of transparency

1 : the quality or state of being transparent
2 : something transparent especially : a picture (as on film) viewed by light shining through it or by projection

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Examples of transparency in a Sentence

the transparency of a piece of glass the transparency of their motives He says that there needs to be more transparency in the way the government operates. The professor used transparencies and an overhead projector during her lectures.
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Set against an arid moonscape on the equatorial line, two cantilevered glass wings soar dramatically above a reflecting pool, symbolizing freedom and transparency and looking like something out of a science-fiction movie. Joshua Goodman, The Seattle Times, "South America bloc’s woes leave architectural gem forlorn," 8 Jan. 2019 And jobs in the profession—which last year paid a median $90,400—are also expected to take on more complexity, as shifts in technology, data transparency and consumers’ desire for self-service... Jane Hodges, WSJ, "Test Your Smarts on…Financial Advisers," 6 Jan. 2019 So, well, our pillars are value, transparency and respect. Eric Johnson, Recode, "How Imgur avoids the ugliness of social media," 26 Dec. 2018 Perelman says one important step that could be added to the new bid process is a municipal or regional referendum, which would offer more transparency and ideally, a better understanding of the financial stakes. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Olympics try more city-friendly bid process: Will it work?," 8 Oct. 2018 There are also lots of people working on more present-day AI ethics problems: algorithmic bias, robustness of modern machine-learning algorithms to small changes, and transparency and interpretability of neural nets, to name just a few. Kelsey Piper, Vox, "The case for taking AI seriously as a threat to humanity," 21 Dec. 2018 The criminal charges against the archdiocese eventually were dismissed, but the archdiocese reached a civil settlement with authorities that was designed to increase oversight and transparency. Nicole Winfield, The Seattle Times, "Vatican urged to reveal status of ousted US archbishop," 18 Dec. 2018 In a nearly perfect irony, the company hosted a pop-up event on privacy in New York City as news of its latest privacy scandal spread—another example of a band-aid that only transparency and actual security could ever hope to solve. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Facebook's Latest Leak Is a Timely Reminder That Your Data Is Snagged Even Before You Hit Publish," 14 Dec. 2018 Great progress today by DOJ/FBI & our Intel community to bring transparency & accountability re DNC/DCCC hacking. Rebecca Shabad /, NBC News, "Democrats call on Trump to cancel Putin summit after Russian hacking indictments," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of transparency

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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transparency

noun
trans·​par·​en·​cy | \ trans-ˈper-ən-sē \
plural transparencies

Kids Definition of transparency

1 : the quality or state of being transparent
2 : a picture or design on glass or film that can be viewed by shining a light through it

transparency

noun
trans·​par·​en·​cy | \ tran(t)s-ˈpar-ən-sē \
plural transparencies

Medical Definition of transparency

: the quality or state of being transparent

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