What does transparent mean?

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trænsˈpɛər ənt, -ˈpær-trans·par·ent

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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.

    Etymology: From transpārentis (genitive singular of transpārens, present participle of transpāreō)

  2. transparent(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From transpārentis (genitive singular of transpārens, present participle of transpāreō)

  3. transparent(Adjective)

    Obvious; readily apparent; easy to see or understand.

    His reasons for the decision were transparent.

    Etymology: 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

Editors Contribution

  1. transparent

    All members of all forms of socialist unity governments to ensure all government information is open and accessible for public scrutiny

    Transparent socialist unity government is the chosen way forward for humanity as we choose it as a collective

    Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2021  
  2. transparent

    Easily seen, understood and being accountable.

    The public require governments to be transparent and they must be transparent too.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  
  3. transparent

    The act and fact of being open, honest and communicating the truth.

    The government are transparent in their communications and are working with others to achieve.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 21, 2020  
  4. transparent

    To transmit light.

    The crystals were transparent.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 13, 2020  


  1. Transparent

    so clear as not to obstruct vision.

How to pronounce transparent?

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  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. Andrei Kostin:

    The task to sell all of this is quite complicated and it is some sort of an illusion that there are some people who would buy right now, today, the economic situation is very difficult, the outlook also anything but simple, that's why the sale will definitely be transparent and honest. To find a buyer today is not easy.

  2. Chen Lifang:

    Huawei is very concerned about misunderstandings which continue to linger despite our best efforts in recent years, huawei is committed to being even more open and transparent for not only this year but the foreseeable future.

  3. Jonty Rushforth:

    The market has clearly shown its appetite for a transparent demonstration of the value of LNG delivered into Europe in its own right, given the increasing complexity of the physical market and changing trade flows, it is ever more important for participants to have clarity on the value of LNG.

  4. Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei:

    G20 countries should increase policy communication and coordination, form policy consensus and guide market expectations, making monetary policy more forward-looking and transparent and increase the effectiveness of fiscal policy.

  5. Bennie Thompson:

    ( F) ew Americans know much about what exactly the federal government is doing to prevent domestic terrorism, there's an urgent need for robust, centralized, and transparent federal data to inform counterterrorism policymaking -- and Americans deserve to know exactly how their government is allocating resources to understanding the confronting the scourge of domestic terrorism.

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