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transparency

[trans-pair-uh n-see, -par-] /trænsˈpɛər ən si, -ˈpær-/
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.
  1. the proportion of the light that is passed through the emulsion on an area of a photographic image.
  2. a photographic print on a clear base for viewing by transmitted light.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Medieval Latin trānspārentia. See transparent, -ency
Related forms
nontransparence, noun
nontransparency, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for transparencies

transparency

/trænsˈpærənsɪ; -ˈpɛər-/
noun (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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Word Origin and History for transparencies

transparency

n.

1610s, "condition of being transparent," from Medieval Latin transparentia, from transparentem (see transparent). Meaning "that which is transparent" is from 1590s; of pictures, prints, etc., from 1785; in photography from 1866.

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