Definition of transparent
1a (1) : having the property of transmitting light without appreciable scattering so that bodies lying beyond are seen clearly : pellucid (2) : allowing the passage of a specified form of radiation (such as X-rays or ultraviolet light)b : fine or sheer enough to be seen through : diaphanous
2a : free from pretense or deceit : frankb : easily detected or seen through : obviousc : readily understoodd : characterized by visibility or accessibility of information especially concerning business practices
Examples of transparent in a Sentence
bottles of blue transparent glass
his meaning in leaving the conversation is transparent: he doesn't want to talk about his combat experiences
Recent Examples of transparent from the Web
Right now, this system has produced a glut of particularly transparent contenders for the title of song of the summer.
According to La Nacion, Shakira opted for black semi-transparent dress for the wedding.
The team tested the fuzzy fibers' strength by embedding them in a transparent, rubbery polymer—and found these composites to be four times as strong as those made with smooth threads.
Everlane has made a name for itself with its transparent business model that cuts out the middleman, allowing it to deliver quality pieces at a modest price.
This technology allows for each transaction to be more transparent, secure, and streamlined, so there are fewer entities involved in everyday dealings.
Moving the money for those salaries into the overtime fund was his way of cleaning up the books and making the use of that money more transparent, Lenahan said.
The eel larvae—which resemble transparent, gelatinous willow leaves—drift with the Gulf Stream, scattering along coastlines from Venezuela to Greenland.
Though the glass frog appears similar to its relatives, its dark green spots and extra large transparent patch sets it apart.
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Origin and Etymology of transparent
Middle English, from Medieval Latin transparent-, transparens, present participle of transparēre to show through, from Latin trans- + parēre to show oneself
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of transparent
TRANSPARENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of transparent for English Language Learners
: able to be seen through
: easy to notice or understand
: honest and open : not secretive
TRANSPARENT Defined for Kids
Definition of transparent for Students
1 : clear enough or thin enough to be seen through
2 : easily detected a transparent lie
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