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
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Other details about what happened have not been released, as city officials have publicly called for a full and transparent investigation.
The plan calls for a completely new building with a transparent glass structure over Pete Rose Way to the north and Mehring Way to the south.
Hannity didn't point out that Trump Jr. actually hasn't been very transparent until very recently and only acknowledged contact with Veselnitskaya until after the Times revealed it.
Right now, this system has produced a glut of particularly transparent contenders for the title of song of the summer.
After the transparent canopy closes, prepare to hit surface-level speeds up to 55 mph and underwater velocities nearing 25 mph.
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.
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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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