What does transparent mean?

Definitions for transparent
trænsˈpɛər ənt, -ˈpær-trans·par·ent

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word transparent.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. crystalline, crystal clear, limpid, lucid, pellucid, transparent(adj)

    transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity

    "the cold crystalline water of melted snow"; "crystal clear skies"; "could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool"; "lucid air"; "a pellucid brook"; "transparent crystal"

  2. diaphanous, filmy, gauzy, gauze-like, gossamer, see-through, sheer, transparent, vaporous, vapourous, cobwebby(adj)

    so thin as to transmit light

    "a hat with a diaphanous veil"; "filmy wings of a moth"; "gauzy clouds of dandelion down"; "gossamer cobwebs"; "sheer silk stockings"; "transparent chiffon"; "vaporous silks"

  3. guileless, transparent(adj)

    free of deceit

  4. transparent(adj)

    easily understood or seen through (because of a lack of subtlety)

    "a transparent explanation"; "a transparent lie"


  1. transparent(Adjective)

    See-through, clear; having the property that light passes through it almost undisturbed, such that one can see through it clearly.

    The waters of the lake were transparent until the factory dumped wastes there.

  2. transparent(Adjective)

    Open, public; having the property that theories and practices are publicly visible, thereby reducing the chance of corruption.

  3. transparent(Adjective)

    Obvious; readily apparent; easy to see or understand.

    His reasons for the decision were transparent.

  4. Origin: From transpārentis (genitive singular of transpārens, present participle of transpāreō)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Transparent(adj)

    having the property of transmitting rays of light, so that bodies can be distinctly seen through; pervious to light; diaphanous; pellucid; as, transparent glass; a transparent diamond; -- opposed to opaque

  2. Transparent(adj)

    admitting the passage of light; open; porous; as, a transparent veil


  1. Transparent

    Transparent is the first release by the band Coil. It was a collaboration with Zos Kia and credited to "Zos Kia/Coil". The cassette version was released in 1984 on Nekrophile Rekords with catalogue number NRC 05. The CD version was released in 1997 on the label "Threshold House" with catalogue number LOCI CD 13. The 12" version of this was released in 1998 on "Eskaton/World Serpent" with catalgue number ESKATON 017. The vinyl is etched as follows: Side A: ZONE OF SOULS Side B: KILLED IN ACTION


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of transparent in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of transparent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of transparent in a Sentence

  1. Brian Mantlana:

    It is a transparent and credible process.

  2. Marc Owens:

    The IRS sees through that fairly transparent effort.

  3. Ousseini Salatou:

    We think we can move forward with transparent elections.

  4. Mark Paoletta:

    How can you seriously say that you’re being transparent.

  5. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina:

    She has not been transparent about a whole set of things that matter.

Images & Illustrations of transparent

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  • شفافArabic
  • transparentCatalan, Valencian
  • zřejmý, průhledný, zřetelnýCzech
  • åbenbar, gennemsigtig, klar, oplagt, gennemskuelig, transparentDanish
  • erkennbar, transparent, durchsichtigGerman
  • διαφανήςGreek
  • travideblaEsperanto
  • transparenteSpanish
  • läpinäkyvä, ilmeinenFinnish
  • transparentFrench
  • follasach, trédhearcach, gléineachIrish
  • so-lèirsinneach, trìd-shoilleirScottish Gaelic
  • transparenteGalician
  • שקוף, גְּלוּיHebrew
  • स्वच्छ, खुला, पारदर्शी, शुद्ध, पारदर्शकHindi
  • átlátszóHungarian
  • tembus pandang, bening, TransparanIndonesian
  • gagnsær, gegnsærIcelandic
  • trasparenteItalian
  • שקוףHebrew
  • 明らか, 透明, 可視化, トランスペアレントJapanese
  • 들여다보이다Korean
  • caurspīdīgs, caurredzams, transparentsLatvian
  • puataMāori
  • स्वच्छ, पारदर्शी, शुद्ध, पारदर्शक, खुलेMarathi
  • lutsinar, telusMalay
  • doorzichtig, transparantDutch
  • gjennomskuelig, gjennomsiktig, gjennomsynlig, transparent, opplagt, åpenbarNorwegian
  • transparentOccitan
  • otwarty, jasny, przezroczysty, oczywisty, przejrzystyPolish
  • transparente, claro, óbvioPortuguese
  • vădit, clar, evident, transparent, limpedeRomanian
  • прозрачный, ясный, очевидныйRussian
  • prozoren, transparentenSlovene
  • tejdukshëmAlbanian
  • genomskinlig, uppenbar, transparent, tydligSwedish
  • dulogamovik, klülabikVolapük
  • 透明Chinese

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