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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Recent Examples on the Web The series has lessons for any complex organization, especially how red flags are handled, the necessity to slow the process down when necessary and the need to have both transparency and clear decision-making. Mark Kennedy, Star Tribune, "Netflix delves into the 'human side' of Challenger disaster," 14 Sep. 2020 Athletic director Sandy Barbour questioned whether a vote even took place, and coach James Franklin has been vocal in lobbying for football — or at least transparency from the commissioner’s office. Teddy Greenstein, chicagotribune.com, "With a restart vote coming soon, which Big Ten schools most want to play football? Here’s a ranking.," 12 Sep. 2020 Miller released his own statement Friday saying transparency is important at Lakota. Chris Mayhew, The Enquirer, "'They should have shot them': Lakota school board member resigns after teens arrested at Lakota West," 12 Sep. 2020 In this case, the FDA should consider an earlier release with full transparency about which key stakeholders will be represented on the committee. Walid Gellad, Wired, "Stop Yelling About a Rushed Vaccine, and Start Planning for It," 11 Sep. 2020 Yesterday, the American Medical Association and the Infectious Diseases Society of America both called on the US Food and Drug Administration to develop a plan for greater transparency in the development of coronavirus vaccines. Tara John, CNN, "What you need to know about coronavirus on Thursday, August 27," 27 Aug. 2020 Riders will also have to use handheld GPS devices and keep daily logs for greater transparency and accountability. Josh Adler, National Geographic, "Controversial killing of wolves continues in Washington State," 17 Aug. 2020 The decision was made, in large part, after public demands for greater transparency. Ian Shapira, Washington Post, "White supremacists made Charlottesville a symbol of racism. Black residents say it still is.," 11 Aug. 2020 Internally, staffers called for greater transparency, and several of the newspaper's sections held intense meetings. Anchorage Daily News, "New York Times editorial page editor resigns over senator’s column advocating military response to protests," 8 June 2020

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First Known Use of transparency

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of transparency was in 1591

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17 Sep 2020

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“Transparency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transparency. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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transparency

noun
How to pronounce transparency (audio)

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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