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lucent

[loo-suh nt] /ˈlu sənt/
adjective
1.
2.
translucent; clear.
Origin
1490-1500
1490-1500; < Latin lūcent- (stem of lūcēns), present participle of lūcēre to shine. See lucid, -ent
Related forms
lucency; Rare, lucence, noun
lucently, adverb
interlucent, adjective
semilucent, adjective
unlucent, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lucent

lucent

/ˈluːsənt/
adjective
1.
brilliant, shining, or translucent
Derived Forms
lucently, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin lūcēns, present participle of lūcēre to shine
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Word Origin and History for lucent
adj.

mid-15c., "shining, bright, luminous," from Latin lucentem (nominative lucens), present participle of lucere "to shine" (see light (n.)). Meaning "lucid, clear" is from 1820. Related: Lucently.

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