Definition of Translucent

1. Adjective. Allowing light to pass through diffusely. "Semitransparent curtains at the windows"

Exact synonyms: Semitransparent
Similar to: Clear
Derivative terms: Semitransparency, Translucence, Translucency



Definition of Translucent

1. a. Transmitting rays of light without permitting objects to be distinctly seen; partially transparent.

Definition of Translucent

1. Adjective. Allowing light to pass through but diffusing it. ¹

2. Adjective. Clear, lucid, or transparent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Translucent

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Translucent

1. Partially transparent; permitting light to pass through diffusely. Origin: L. Translucens, fr. Trans-+ luceo, to shine through (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Translucent

translocation chromosome
translocational
translocations
translocative
translocator
translocators
translocon
translocons
translocus
translog
translogarithmic
translucence
translucences
translucencies
translucency
translucent (current term)
translucent substance
translucently
translucid
translumbar aortography
transluminal
transluminal percutaneous coronary angioplasty
translunar
translunary
transmarginal inhibition
transmarine
transmasculine
transmat

Literary usage of Translucent

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1. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"Transparent ; translucent ; opaque. Specific gravity 2-068. Analcime occurs chiefly in ... translucent on the edges. Specific gravity 2'252. Silica . ..."

2. The Design of Steel Mill Buildings and the Calculation of Stresses in Framed by Milo Smith Ketchum (1912)
"translucent FABRIC.—translucent fabric consists of a wire cloth imbedded in a ... If a sheet of translucent fabric is suspended and a fire applied to the ..."

3. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"translucent Fabric.—translucent fabric is manufactured by dipping » wire mesh into an oil composition which hardens into an amber colored, ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... prisms of translucent lemon-yellow color. Its specific gravity is 3.45, and its hardness 1.5-2. It is very poisonous. It was formerly used as a pigment ..."

5. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1823)
"... And thee, translucent Esk, with face of blue, While, as enamour'd, the bright Evening star Looks on thy deeps, its loveliness to view. No. ..."

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