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trans·par·en·cy

 (trăns-pâr′ən-sē, -păr′-)
n. pl. trans·par·en·cies
1. also trans·par·ence (-pâr′əns, -păr′-) The quality or state of being transparent.
2. A transparent object, especially a photographic slide that is viewed by light shining through it from behind or by projection.

transparency

(trænsˈpærənsɪ; -ˈpɛər-)
n, pl -cies
1. Also called: transparence the state of being transparent
2. (Photography) Also called: slide a positive photograph on a transparent base, usually mounted in a frame or between glass plates. It can be viewed by means of a slide projector

trans•par•en•cy

(trænsˈpɛər ən si, -ˈpær-)

n., pl. -cies.
1. Also, trans•par′ence. the quality or state of being transparent.
2. something transparent, esp. a picture or design on glass or some translucent substance, made visible by light shining through from behind.
3. a photographic print on a clear base for viewing by transmitted light.

transparency

An image fixed on a clear base by means of a photographic, printing, chemical or other process, especially adaptable for viewing by transmitted light. See also diapositive.

transparency

(or slide) A photographic image on a transparent base.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.transparency - permitting the free passage of electromagnetic radiationtransparency - permitting the free passage of electromagnetic radiation
physical phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
opacity - the phenomenon of not permitting the passage of electromagnetic radiation
2.transparency - the quality of being clear and transparenttransparency - the quality of being clear and transparent
uncloudedness, clarity, clearness - the quality of clear water; "when she awoke the clarity was back in her eyes"
pellucidness, limpidity, pellucidity - passing light without diffusion or distortion
3.transparency - picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent basetransparency - picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector
ikon, picture, icon, image - a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface; "they showed us the pictures of their wedding"; "a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"
lantern slide, slide - a transparency mounted in a frame; viewed with a slide projector
viewgraph, overhead - a transparency for use with an overhead projector

transparency

noun
1. photograph, slide, exposure, photo, picture, image, print, plate, still The first colour photo was a transparency of a tartan ribbon.
3. frankness, openness, candour, directness, forthrightness, straightforwardness openness and transparency in the government's decision-making
frankness ambiguity, vagueness
4. obviousness, explicitness, plainness, distinctness, unambiguousness, apparentness, patentness, perspicuousness the transparency of pricing with the euro
obviousness obscurity, vagueness, unclearness
Translations
شَريحَةٌ مُصَوَّرةٌ شَفّافَهشَفافِيَّه
průhlednostdiapozitiv
diapositivgennemsigtighedlysbillede
läpikuultavaläpinäkyväläpinäkyvyys
átlátszóságdiapozitívfólia
gagnsæiglæra
透明性透明物体
priehľadnosť
diadiapozitifsaydamlıkslayt

transparency

[trænsˈpærənsɪ] N
1. [of object, material, substance] → transparencia f
2. [of statement] → claridad f
3. (Phot) (for overhead projector) → transparencia f; (= slide) → diapositiva f

transparency

[trænsˈpærənsi] n
(= transparent quality) → transparence f
(= openness, honesty) (especially in government)transparence f
(British) (= photographic slide) → diapositive f

transparency

n
(of lies, excuses etc)Durchschaubarkeit f
(of system, institution)Transparenz f
(Phot) → Dia(positiv) nt; colour (Brit) or color (US) transparencyFarbdia nt
(for overhead projector) → Folie f

transparency

[trænsˈpærnsɪ] ntrasparenza (Phot) → diapositiva

transparent

(trӕnsˈpӕrənt) , (-ˈpeə-) adjective
able to be seen through. The box has a transparent lid.
transˈparently adverb
transˈparency (-ˈpӕ-) plural transˈparencies noun
1. the state of being transparent. the transparency of the water.
2. a photograph printed on transparent material, a slide. I took some transparencies of the cathedral.

transparency

n. transparencia; [slide] diapositiva.
References in classic literature ?
Her skin was very brown, but, from its transparency, her complexion was uncommonly brilliant; her features were all good; her smile was sweet and attractive; and in her eyes, which were very dark, there was a life, a spirit, an eagerness, which could hardily be seen without delight.
The eyes, which should have been dark, were incomprehensibly and discordantly light; they were of that nearly colorless gray which, though little attractive in itself, possesses the rare compensating merit of interpreting the finest gradations of thought, the gentlest changes of feeling, the deepest trouble of passion, with a subtle transparency of expression which no darker eyes can rival.
I was so filled with the play, and with the past - for it was, in a manner, like a shining transparency, through which I saw my earlier life moving along - that I don't know when the figure of a handsome well-formed young man dressed with a tasteful easy negligence which I have reason to remember very well, became a real presence to me.
And so, for a whole year, he sought to accumulate the most exquisite specimens that he could find of textile and embroidered work, getting the dainty Delhi muslins, finely wrought with gold-thread palmates and stitched over with iridescent beetles' wings; the Dacca gauzes, that from their transparency are known in the East as "woven air," and "running water," and "evening dew"; strange figured cloths from Java; elaborate yellow Chinese hangings; books bound in tawny satins or fair blue silks and wrought with fleurs-de-lis, birds and images; veils of lacis worked in Hungary point; Sicilian brocades and stiff Spanish velvets; Georgian work, with its gilt coins, and Japanese Foukousas, with their green-toned golds and their marvellously plumaged birds.
For once more he saw before his mind's eye, as clear as transparency, the strange clauses of the will.
We know the transparency of the sea and that its clearness is far beyond that of rock-water.
His delicate mustache marked a perfectly straight line upon his upper lip; he appeared to dread to lower his hands lest their veins should swell, and he pinched the tips of his ears from time to time to preserve their delicate pink transparency.
Then the figure, from whom she could not detach her eyes, and who appeared more protecting than menacing, took the glass, and walking towards the night-light held it up, as if to test its transparency.
On one occasion, she startled the townspeople by a brilliant illumination of the Province House, with candles at every pane of glass, and a transparency of the King's initials and a crown of light in the great balcony window.
The admirable purity and transparency of the atmosphere in this region, allowing objects to be seen, and the report of firearms to be heard, at an astonishing distance; and its extreme dryness, causing the wheels of wagons to fall in pieces, as instanced in former passages of this work, are proofs of the great altitude of the Rocky Mountain plains.
The transparency and ingenuousness, in a way, of that delusion, the airy tone, the hint of already growing pride, were perfectly delicious.
These signals are usual among the Indians, to give warnings to each other, or to call home straggling hunters; and such is the transparency of the atmosphere in those elevated plains, that a slight column of smoke can be discerned from a great distance, particularly in the evenings.

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