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 (trăns-lo͞o′sənt, trănz-)
Transmitting light but causing sufficient diffusion to prevent perception of distinct images.

[Latin trānslūcēns, trānslūcent-, present participle of trānslūcēre, to shine through : trāns-, trans- + lūcēre, to shine; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.]

trans·lu′cence, trans·lu′cen·cy n.
trans·lu′cent·ly adv.
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Noun1.translucency - the quality of allowing light to pass diffusely
uncloudedness, clarity, clearness - the quality of clear water; "when she awoke the clarity was back in her eyes"
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(trӕnsˈluːsnt) adjective
allowing light to pass through, but not transparent. translucent silk.
transˈlucence noun
transˈlucency noun
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In its hardness and translucency -- in its polish, equal to that of the finest oliva-shell -- in the bad smell given out, and loss of colour under the blowpipe -- it shows a close similarity with living sea-shells.
Considered by some to be a subconscious response to the dramatic Swiss landscape, where clouds and rocks are seen in dramatic juxtaposition, translucency, opacity, and powerful formal identity are wonderfully combined.
Operating by a logic in which structural and aesthetic functions go hand in hand, Nickell clusters them into formations resembling necklaces, chandeliers, bouquets, and windows of leaded glass, harnessing his materials' translucency, malleability, reflectivity, rigidity, and tensile strength.
DuPont notes that the natural translucency of Teflon was critical for this application.
DuPont's Zytel FE5322 NC010 retains the toughness, stiffness, and chemical resistance of nylon 66 while also providing enough translucency to allow the user to observe the fuel level in the tank.
Researchers at NT0 Laboratories (Huntington, NY) looked at 10,000 pregnant women and assessed 2 types of tests: free beta-hCG and pregnancy associated plasma protein A and ultrasound measurement of nuchal translucency.
Nuchal Translucency (NT) ultrasound measurements were combined with freeBeta hCG and PAPP-A blood proteins tests.
12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Aria Diagnostics, a molecular diagnostics company, announced that it is initiating a blinded, multicenter clinical trial that compares its non-invasive prenatal test with the standard first-trimester screening test (serum screening and nuchal translucency ultrasound alone and in combination) to detect Trisomy 21, which is associated with Down syndrome.
Modern milk glass - and it's still being made - can often appear a rather dead white with no translucency at all.
We now know, without doubt, that first-trimester screening that combines maternal serum free [beta]-human chorionic gonadotropin and pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A with fetal nuchal translucency measurement is better than second-trimester screening, and we must embrace this new knowledge.
It nestles into a slope as do the sun-baked stones of Attica, but it exploits the cool, low sunlight and the translucency of ice to achieve an entirely different effect.
Three of the paintings here depicted ice, whether in the realistic rendition of a gloved hand holding a large vertical block (Ice Painting, 2001)--in which ice again seems a metaphor for painting, with its eerie translucency abrading light and vision--or in a nearly abstract pyramid of ice blocks made in a deep burgundy a nd inscribed with the spade insignia (Ice House, 2002).