Meaning of OPAQUE in English

OPAQUE

transcription, транскрипция: [ ō-ˈpāk ]

adjective

Etymology: Latin opacus

Date: 1641

1. : exhibiting opacity : blocking the passage of radiant energy and especially light

2.

a. : hard to understand or explain

opaque prose

b. : obtuse , thickheaded

• opaque noun

• opaque·ly adverb

• opaque·ness noun

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