Meaning of TRANSPARENT in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ tran(t)s-ˈper-ənt ]


Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin transparent-, transparens, present participle of transparēre to show through, from Latin trans- + parēre to show oneself

Date: 15th century



(1) : having the property of transmitting light without appreciable scattering so that bodies lying beyond are seen clearly : pellucid

(2) : allowing the passage of a specified form of radiation (as X-rays or ultraviolet light)

b. : fine or sheer enough to be seen through : diaphanous


a. : free from pretense or deceit : frank

b. : easily detected or seen through : obvious

c. : readily understood

d. : characterized by visibility or accessibility of information especially concerning business practices

Synonyms: see clear

• trans·par·ent·ly adverb

• trans·par·ent·ness noun

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