Meaning of TRANSPARENT in English


adj.1 allowing light to pass through so that bodies can be distinctly seen (cf. TRANSLUCENT).

2 a (of a disguise, pretext, etc.) easily seen through. b (of a motive, quality, etc.) easily discerned; evident; obvious.

3 (of a person etc.) easily understood; frank; open.

4 Physics transmitting heat or other electromagnetic rays without distortion.


transparently adv. transparentness n.

Etymology: ME f. OF f. med.L transparens f. L transparere shine through (as TRANS-, parere appear)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.