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Definition of "opacity" []

  • The quality or state of being opaque. (noun)
  • Something opaque. (noun)
  • Obscurity; impenetrability. (noun)
  • Dullness of mind. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "opacity" in a sentence
  • "That slight opacity translates into more visual impact for visitors once they step inside."
  • "But as its opacity is a double edged sword, it is also much more susceptible to rent seeking as is evidenced in the form of the proposed Waxmen-Markey bill whereby 85% of the emissions permits would be allocated as opposed to auctioned off."
  • "Our President believes in opacity, works in secret, tells us nothing, and when we see the photo ops, its only corporate and banking power sitting with him at the table."