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 Now, online speculation and the administration's lack of transparency are paving the way for misinformation about President Donald Trump’s health to go viral. Devon Link, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Trump's hospital records, weight have not been released," 8 Oct. 2020 If there were more transparency, Hooks said, the bad prosecutors wouldn’t become judges, and bad cops wouldn’t become top police brass. Megan Crepeau, chicagotribune.com, "Third trial of Jackie Wilson after allegations of torture at the hands of Burge ends stunningly, with judge turning ire toward prosecutors," 2 Oct. 2020 One crucial step is transparency about the course of his disease. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Trump’s Positive Covid Test," 2 Oct. 2020 Third, there needs to be transparency regarding the data collected and the analysis relied upon to inform FDA rulings. Albert Ko, Fortune, "Amid vaccine trials, the FDA is on trial itself," 24 Sep. 2020 There is too little transparency on how such decisions are made. Editorial Board Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "A better response to rioting in Minneapolis," 29 Aug. 2020 Bigger questions remain in how UA will handle outbreaks and if there will be transparency. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, "Alabama students explain fears, excitement and if return to campus will really work," 19 Aug. 2020 The bottom line is that there is too much transparency in Congress now for deals to be done. Cameron Hilditch, National Review, "Queen Kamala’s Imperial Aspirations," 18 Aug. 2020 And there is little transparency for why some labs are getting more supplies, or supplies more quickly than others, said several health officers and lab directors. Catherine Ho, SFChronicle.com, "How do we fix coronavirus testing? Policy, technology and behavior must intersect," 17 Aug. 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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11 Oct 2020

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