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
Though the glass frog appears similar to its relatives, its dark green spots and extra large transparent patch sets it apart.
Justice Minister Francois Bayrou is preparing a law, to be formally presented on June 14, aiming at establishing more transparent rules.
There needs to be transparent reporting on countries’ greenhouse gas emissions.
The Paris Agreement is ambitious, universal transparent, and balanced.
The purpose of Lucid is to make what is opaque, transparent.
In less transparent countries like Angola or Zimbabwe, leadership changes can prove so unpredictable that some investors are deterred from investing at all.
Our interface is essentially invisible and transparent.
Unilever is the most transparent and open company there is about sustainability being part of their mission.
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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 century
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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