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

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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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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock appointed Firman in 2015 from a pool of 25 applicants, though deputies and community members criticized a lack of transparency in the hiring process. Elise Schmelzer, The Denver Post, "Denver appoints interim sheriff after resignation of Patrick Firman," 12 Sep. 2019 The Voters’ Right to Know project, which supports transparency in political contributions, has given $11,000. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, "Supporters of election-reform ballot measure appeal rejection to courts," 10 Sep. 2019 Five years later, various databases and projects have been created that track police officers’ use of deadly force, providing more transparency and accountability. Aimee Ortiz, BostonGlobe.com, "Big Data: More than 1,100 lives," 6 Sep. 2019 The only way to provide transparency and accountability is to hard-code it into our law. al, "What’s Randall Woodfin hiding?," 6 Sep. 2019 NAMI Minnesota has long advocated for splitting off Direct Care and Treatment, in order to provide transparency and more trusted oversight. Letter Writers, Twin Cities, "Letters: There’s more to our mental-health system than state-operated services," 5 Sep. 2019 And as the project rolls forward, MANRS is hoping to provide deeper transparency into how well providers are doing. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "A project aims to help ISPs mind their routing security manners," 5 Sep. 2019 MillerCoors is resisting consumer demands for transparency in the ingredients used to brew its beers, but those demands are here to stay. Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "MillerCoors wins another battle in 'corn syrup' war with Anheuser-Busch," 4 Sep. 2019 The key demands: The union’s primary demand is for more transparency in YouTube’s decision-making. Michelle Cheng, Quartz at Work, "Union pushes at places like YouTube and WeWork could transform white-collar work," 1 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of transparency

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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transparency

noun

English Language Learners Definition of transparency

: the quality that makes it possible to see through something
: the quality that makes something obvious or easy to understand
: a piece of thin, clear plastic with pictures or words printed on it that can be viewed on a large screen by shining light through it

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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