transparency

noun
trans·​par·​en·​cy | \ tran(t)s-ˈper-ən(t)-sē How to pronounce transparency (audio) \
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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Nike joins some 80-plus S&P 100 companies, including Apple, Disney, Microsoft, Netflix, and JP Morgan Chase, that have made public promises to increase levels of transparency around hiring and promotion. Trey Williams, Fortune, 29 July 2022 Uncovering those troubling examples, though, took a concerted investigation and a level of transparency that’s rare in EHR rollouts, clinical informatics and patient safety experts said. Katie Palmer And Casey Ross, STAT, 28 July 2022 The system was expanded in 2018, at a cost of $2.6 million, and has been the subject of controversy because of a lack of transparency in whether the program has been successful. John Sharp | Jsharp@al.com, al, 28 July 2022 The lack of transparency and the way in which the government is flaunting its arrests is giving rise to further polarization. Caterina Morbiato, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 July 2022 The lack of transparency raises fundamental questions about the fairness of default negotiations and the inability of the people most endangered by the debt-climate collision to hold their governments — and their creditors — accountable. Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, 27 July 2022 The lack of transparency raises fundamental questions about the fairness of default negotiations and the inability of the people most endangered by the debt-climate collision to hold their governments — and their creditors — accountable. New York Times, 27 July 2022 The students, however, are rattled by the lack of transparency in the move. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 20 July 2022 Members of the Salt Lake City Council said they were alarmed by the lack of transparency by the board’s process. The Salt Lake Tribune, 14 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of transparency

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Transparency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transparency. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for transparency

transparency

noun
trans·​par·​en·​cy | \ trans-ˈper-ən-sē How to pronounce transparency (audio) \
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 How to pronounce transparency (audio) \
plural transparencies

Medical Definition of transparency

: the quality or state of being transparent

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