transparentness

transparent

[trans-pair-uhnt, -par-]
adjective
1.
having the property of transmitting rays of light through its substance so that bodies situated beyond or behind can be distinctly seen.
2.
admitting the passage of light through interstices.
3.
so sheer as to permit light to pass through; diaphanous.
4.
easily seen through, recognized, or detected: transparent excuses.
5.
manifest; obvious: a story with a transparent plot.
6.
open; frank; candid: the man's transparent earnestness.
7.
Computers. (of a process or software) operating in such a way as to not be perceived by users.
8.
Obsolete. shining through, as light.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin trānspārent- (stem of trānspārēns) showing through (present participle of trānspārēre), equivalent to Latin trāns- trans- + pārent- (stem of pārēns), present participle of pārēre to appear; see apparent

transparently, adverb
transparentness, noun
nontransparent, adjective
nontransparently, adverb
nontransparentness, noun
subtransparent, adjective
subtransparently, adverb
subtransparentness, noun
untransparent, adjective
untransparently, adverb
untransparentness, noun

translucent, transparent (see synonym study at the current entry).


1. clear, pellucid, limpid, crystalline. T ransparent , translucent agree in describing material that light rays can pass through. That which is transparent allows objects to be seen clearly through it: Clear water is transparent. That which is translucent allows light to pass through, diffusing it, however, so that objects beyond are not distinctly seen: Ground glass is translucent.


1. opaque. 6. secretive.
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transparent (trænsˈpærənt, -ˈpɛər-)
 
adj
1.  permitting the uninterrupted passage of light; clear: a window is transparent
2.  easy to see through, understand, or recognize; obvious
3.  (of a substance or object) permitting the free passage of electromagnetic radiation: a substance that is transparent to X-rays
4.  candid, open, or frank
 
[C15: from Medieval Latin transpārēre to show through, from Latin trans- + pārēre to appear]
 
trans'parently
 
adv
 
trans'parentness
 
n

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transparent
1413, from M.L. transparentem (nom. transparens), prp. of transparere "show light through," from L. trans- "through" + parere "come in sight, appear." Figurative sense of "easily seen through" is first attested 1592. The attempt to back-form a verb transpare (1604) died with the 17c.
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transparent  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (trāns-pâr'ənt)  Pronunciation Key 
Allowing radiation or matter to pass through with little or no resistance or diffusion. Compare opaque, translucent. See Note at glass.

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