What does transparent mean?

Definitions for transparent
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"

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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

    Easy to see, understand and be accountable.

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

    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  
  2. 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  
  3. transparent

    To transmit light.

    The crystals were transparent.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 13, 2020  

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How to say transparent in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Grover Norquist:

    Taxes should be transparent. It should be clear who is paying them. The corporate income tax is designed to hide the tax burden.

  2. Antonia Kirkland:

    It is also vital we ensure that a transparent and fair nominations process and procedure exists, so that women can be seriously considered and are given an equal opportunity.

  3. Richard Nixon:

    We must maintain the integrity of the White House, and that integrity must be real, not transparent. There can be no whitewash at the White House.

  4. Mark Lemley:

    People have confidence that, long term, India is going to be a good market, that long term, its regulations are going to be fair and transparent enough, i think these are just... deepening roots that already exist.

  5. 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.

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