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Definition of "transparent" []

  • Capable of transmitting light so that objects or images can be seen as if there were no intervening material. See Synonyms at clear. (adjective)
  • Permeable to electromagnetic radiation of specified frequencies, as to visible light or radio waves. (adjective)
  • So fine in texture that it can be seen through; sheer. See Synonyms at airy. (adjective)
  • Easily seen through or detected; obvious: transparent lies. (adjective)
  • Free from guile; candid or open: transparent sincerity. (adjective)

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 "transparent" in a sentence
  • "Van Eyck secured his drawing in dark, then threw a pale transparent middle tint over the whole, and recovered his _highest_ lights; all was _transparent_ except these."
  • "Also we have -- what we call the transparent tour group vendors for our customers to make sure every customer that we know what exactly they would do during their leisure products itinerary."
  • "What should be transparent is the decision and its implementation."