Definition of Transparent

1. Adjective. Transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity. "Transparent crystal"

2. Adjective. So thin as to transmit light. "Vaporous silks"

3. Adjective. Free of deceit.
Exact synonyms: Guileless
Similar to: Square, Straight

4. Adjective. Easily understood or seen through (because of a lack of subtlety). "A transparent lie"
Similar to: Obvious
Derivative terms: Transparency

Definition of Transparent

1. a. Having the property of transmitting rays of light, so that bodies can be distinctly seen through; pervious to light; diaphanous; pellucid; as, transparent glass; a transparent diamond; -- opposed to opaque.

Definition of Transparent

1. Adjective. (context: of a material or object) See-through, clear; having the property that light passes through it almost undisturbed, such that one can see through it clearly. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of a system or organization) Open, public; having the property that theories and practices are publicly visible, thereby reducing the chance of corruption. ¹

3. Adjective. Obvious; readily apparent; easy to see or understand. ¹

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Definition of Transparent

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Transparent

transorbital leukotomy
transorbital lobotomy
transosseous venography
transovarial transmission
transparent (current term)
transparent dentin
transparent gem
transparent quartz
transparent septum
transparent substance
transparent ulcer of the cornea

Literary usage of Transparent

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Similes by Frank Jenners Wilstach (1916)
"transparent as a veil. — HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN. transparent as a young sardine. ... transparent as the soul of innocent youth. — WORDSWORTH. Trapped. ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Solid transparent bodies, such ял glass and crystals, are no doubt capable ... The velocity of light, however, is different in different transparent media, ..."

3. Physical Optics by Robert Williams Wood (1914)
"Colors of Frilled transparent Films on Metallic Surfaces. — We will now consider a remarkable case of interference which appears to be essentially different ..."

4. The Museum of Science and Art by Dionysius Lardner (1855)
"Cases in which light will not enter a transparent body. —17. Reflection of objects in ... Cases in which rays cannot emerge from a transparent body.—23. ..."

5. The Microscope: An Introduction to Microscopic Methods and to Histology by Simon Henry Gage (1908)
"165); arrangement of camera for large transparent objects (Fig. 169), photo-micrographic camera (Fig. 172); photographic objectives for gross and ..."

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