Meaning of TRANSPARENT in English


adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin ~-, transparens, present participle of transparēre to show through, from Latin trans- + parēre to show oneself Date: 15th century 1. a. having the property of transmitting light without appreciable scattering so that bodies lying beyond are seen clearly ; pellucid , allowing the passage of a specified form of radiation (as X-rays or ultraviolet light), fine or sheer enough to be seen through ; diaphanous , 2. free from pretense or deceit ; frank , easily detected or seen through ; obvious , readily understood, characterized by visibility or accessibility of information especially concerning business practices, see: clear ~ly adverb ~ness noun

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