What does opaque mean?

Definitions for opaque
oʊˈpeɪkopaque

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. opaque(adj)

    not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight

    "opaque windows of the jail"; "opaque to X-rays"

  2. opaque, unintelligible(adj)

    not clearly understood or expressed

Wiktionary

  1. opaque(Noun)

    An area of darkness; a place or region with no light.

    Etymology: From opake, from opacus (of unknown origin), later reinforced from opaque.

  2. opaque(Noun)

    Something which is opaque rather than translucent.

    Etymology: From opake, from opacus (of unknown origin), later reinforced from opaque.

  3. opaque(Verb)

    To make, render (more) opaque.

    Etymology: From opake, from opacus (of unknown origin), later reinforced from opaque.

  4. opaque(Adjective)

    Neither reflecting nor emitting light.

    Etymology: From opake, from opacus (of unknown origin), later reinforced from opaque.

  5. opaque(Adjective)

    Allowing little light to pass through, not translucent or transparent.

    Etymology: From opake, from opacus (of unknown origin), later reinforced from opaque.

  6. opaque(Adjective)

    Unclear, unintelligible, hard to get or explain the meaning of

    Etymology: From opake, from opacus (of unknown origin), later reinforced from opaque.

  7. opaque(Adjective)

    Obtuse, stupid.

    Etymology: From opake, from opacus (of unknown origin), later reinforced from opaque.

  8. opaque(Adjective)

    Describes a type for which higher-level callers have no knowledge of data values or their representations; all operations are carried out by the type's defined abstract operators.

    Etymology: From opake, from opacus (of unknown origin), later reinforced from opaque.

Freebase

  1. Opaque

    Morten Aasdahl Eliassen, also known as stage name Opaque or the alias Mae, is a Norwegian rapper from Furuset in Oslo. He is signed to Tommy Tee's record label Tee Productions, and released the album Gourmet Garbage in 2001. In 2011 he appeared under the alias Mae on Jesse Jones debut album 12 blokker, 1 vei inn.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Opaque

    ō-pāk′, adj. shady: dark: that cannot be seen through: not transparent.—adv. Opaque′ly.—n. Opaque′ness, quality of being opaque: want of transparency. [Fr.,—L. opacus.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of opaque in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of opaque in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of opaque in a Sentence

  1. Committee Chairman David Cicilline:

    Companies... both large and small, have found themselves dependent on the arbitrary whim of these platform giants, one algorithm tweak away from ruin, because their decisions are largely unaccountable, opaque, and result in sweeping consequences, the dominant platforms effectively serve as private regulators.

  2. Craig McCann:

    If you're selling a high-cost product, typically you make it opaque.

  3. Kelly McBride:

    This is an example of opaque sponsored content.

  4. Daniel Reid:

    It's harder to get any information about a branch ... it's a bit more of an opaque structure.

  5. Fumio Kishida:

    Candidly speaking, a rapid and opaque increase in (China's) military spending and unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the East and South China Seas under the aim of building a strong maritime state are having not only people in Japan, but countries in the Asia-Pacific region and the international community worried greatly.

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