transparencies

transparency

[trans-pair-uhn-see, -par-]
noun, plural transparencies.
1.
Also, transparence. the quality or state of being transparent.
2.
something transparent, especially a picture, design, or the like on glass or some translucent substance, made visible by light shining through from behind.
3.
Photography.
a.
the proportion of the light that is passed through the emulsion on an area of a photographic image.
b.
a photographic print on a clear base for viewing by transmitted light.

Origin:
1585–95; < Medieval Latin trānspārentia. See transparent, -ency

nontransparence, noun
nontransparency, noun
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transparency (trænsˈpærənsɪ, -ˈpɛər-)
 
n , pl -cies
1.  Also called: transparence the state of being transparent
2.  Also called: slide a positive photograph on a transparent base, usually mounted in a frame or between glass plates. It can be viewed by means of a slide projector

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