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Definitions for Transparency
trænsˈpɛər ən si, -ˈpær-Trans·paren·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. transparency, transparencenoun

    permitting the free passage of electromagnetic radiation

  2. transparency, transparence, transparentnessnoun

    the quality of being clear and transparent

  3. foil, transparencynoun

    picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector


  1. transparencynoun

    a transparent object.

  2. transparencynoun

    specifically, a transparent material with an image on it, that is viewable by shining light through it.

  3. transparencynoun

    (figuratively) openness, degree of accessibility to view

  4. transparencynoun

    the quality of being transparent; transparence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Transparencynoun

    the quality or condition of being transparent; transparence

  2. Transparencynoun

    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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Transparency

    trans-pār′en-si, n. the quality of being transparent: clearness: that which is transparent: a picture on semi-transparent material seen by means of light shining through, a positive picture on glass, to be viewed by transmitted light: a humorous translation of the German title Durchlaucht—also Transpār′ence.—adj. Transpār′ent, that may be distinctly seen through: clear.—adv. Transpār′ently.—n. Transpār′entness. [L. trans, through, parēre, to appear.]

Editors Contribution

  1. transparency

    The quality of being transparent.

    Transparency is vital within communities, families, society and government.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 22, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Transparency in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Transparency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Transparency in a Sentence

  1. Dag Hammarskjold:

    You are the lens in the beam. You can only receive, give, and possess the light as the lens does. If you seek yourself, you rob the lens of its transparency. You will know life and be acknowledged by it according to your degree of transparency, your capacity, that is, to vanish as an end, and remain purely as a means.

  2. Luther Markwart:

    We don't have any problem with transparency, but there's been a lot of misinformation out there, the challenge is there's not a lot of space.

  3. Chief Executive Michael Katchen:

    There are great ways to introduce payment for order flows, in particular if the broker decides to share revenue with clients, enabling better price execution, in the U.S., because of a lack of transparency, and a misunderstanding of the business model, there was a huge backlash against this.

  4. One CEO:

    After joining Higher One in 2014, I charged our team to set new standards for transparency and compliance. Today, the account experience is significantly changed and an even better student experience will be unveiled in 2016.

  5. William Barr:

    I also believe it is very important that the public and Congress be informed of the results of the special counsel's work, my goal will be to provide as much transparency as I can consistent with the law.

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    an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
    • A. doom
    • B. accompany
    • C. moan
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