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Translucent definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TRANSLU'CENT, a. In mineralogy, transmitting rays of light, but not so as to render objects distinctly visible.
1. Transparent; clear.
Replenish'd from the cool translucent springs.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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1: allowing light to pass through diffusely; "translucent amber"; "semitransparent curtains at the windows" [syn: translucent, semitransparent]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Latin translucent-, translucens, present participle of transluc?re to shine through, from trans- + luc?re to shine more at light Date: 1607 1. permitting the passage of light: a. clear, transparent <translucent water> b. transmitting and diffusing light so that objects beyond cannot be seen clearly 2. free from disguise or falseness <his translucent patriotism Newsweek> Synonyms: see clear translucently adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 allowing light to pass through diffusely; semi-transparent. 2 transparent. Derivatives: translucence n. translucency n. translucently adv. Etymology: L translucere (as TRANS-, lucere shine)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Translucent Trans*lu"cent, a. [L. translucens, -entis, p. pr. of translucere to shine through; trans across, through = lucere to shine. See Lucid.] 1. Transmitting rays of light without permitting objects to be distinctly seen; partially transparent. 2. Transparent; clear. [Poetic] ``Fountain or fresh current . . . translucent, pure.'' --Milton. Replenished from the cool, translucent springs. --Pope. Syn: Translucent, Transparent. Usage: A thing is translucent when it merely admits the passage of light, without enabling us to distinguish the color and outline of objects through it; it is transparent when we can clearly discern objects placed on the other side of it. Glass, water, etc., are transparent; ground glass is translucent; a translucent style.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. If a material is translucent, some light can pass through it. The building is roofed entirely with translucent corrugated plastic. ADJ 2. You use translucent to describe something that has a glowing appearance, as if light is passing through it. She had fair hair, blue eyes and translucent skin... ADJ

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Semi-transparent (admitting rays of light, but not capable of being distinctly seen through), pellucid, diaphanous. 2. See transparent.

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apparent, clean-cut, clear, clear as crystal, clear as day, clear-cut, cloudless, coherent, connected, consistent, crisp, crystal, crystal-clear, crystalline, defined, definite, diaphanous, direct, distinct, explicit, express, light, lightish, lightsome, limpid, loud and clear, lucent, lucid, luculent, luminous, obvious, pellucid, perspicuous, plain, relucent, see-through, semipellucid, semitranslucent, serene, simple, straightforward, translucid, transparent, transpicuous, unambiguous, unclouded, unconfused, unequivocal, univocal, unmistakable, unobscured, well-defined



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