Meaning of TRANSPARENT in English
trans ‧ par ‧ ent /trænˈspærənt, -ˈspeər- $ -ˈspær-, -ˈsper-/ BrE AmE adjective
[ Date: 1400-1500 ; Language: Medieval Latin ; Origin: present participle of transparere 'to show through' , from Latin parere 'to show' ]
1 . if something is transparent, you can see through it SYN clear ⇨ opaque , translucent :
a transparent plastic container
2 . formal language or information that is transparent is clear and easy to understand:
The way the system works will be transparent to the user.
3 . a lie, excuse etc that is transparent does not deceive people
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■ easy to see through
▪ clear easy to see through, rather than coloured or dirty:
The table top is a piece of clear glass.
a clear liquid
The water was so clear that you could see down to the bottom of the lake.
▪ transparent clear - used especially about materials and solid things. Transparent is a little more formal than clear :
Fill a transparent plastic bottle with water.
a piece of transparent film
Melt 2 ounces of butter in a large frying pan, and cook the onions until they are almost transparent.
▪ see-through made of a very thin material that you can see through - used especially about women’s clothes:
She wore a black see-through dress.
▪ limpid literary clear - used especially about water or other liquids . This is a very formal word which is used in novels and literature:
She gave her a golden flask of limpid olive oil.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012