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Transparency definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TRANSPA'RENCY, n. [See Transparent.] That state or property of a body by which it suffers rays of light to pass through it, so that objects can be distinctly seen through it; diaphaneity. This is a property of glass, water and air, which when clear, admit the free passage of light. Transparency is opposed to opakeness.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: permitting the free passage of electromagnetic radiation [syn: transparency, transparence] [ant: opacity]
2: the quality of being clear and transparent [syn: transparency, transparence, transparentness]
3: picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector [syn: foil, transparency]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural -cies) Date: 1591 1. something transparent; especially a picture (as on film) viewed by light shining through it or by projection 2. the quality or state of being transparent

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -ies) 1 the condition of being transparent. 2 Photog. a positive transparent photograph on glass or in a frame to be viewed using a slide projector etc. 3 a picture, inscription, etc., made visible by a light behind it. Etymology: med.L transparentia (as TRANSPARENT)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Transparency Trans*par"en*cy, n.; pl. Transparencies. [Cf. F. transparence.] 1. The quality or condition of being transparent; transparence. 2. That which is transparent; especially, a picture painted on thin cloth or glass, or impressed on porcelain, or the like, to be viewed by natural or artificial light, which shines through it. --Fairholt.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(transparencies) 1. A transparency is a small piece of photographic film with a frame around it which can be projected onto a screen so that you can see the picture. = slide N-COUNT 2. Transparency is the quality that an object or substance has when you can see through it. Cataracts is a condition that affects the transparency of the lenses. 3. The transparency of a process, situation, or statement is its quality of being easily understood or recognized, for example because there are no secrets connected with it, or because it is expressed in a clear way. The Chancellor emphasised his determination to promote openness and transparency in the Government's economic decision-making.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. See transparence

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