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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 ?
We know the transparency of the sea and that its clearness is far beyond that of rock-water.
The increased brilliancy of the moon and stars at this elevation, owing to the perfect transparency of the atmosphere, was very remarkable.
But these reagents, which I shall find, and for that matter, upon which I already have my hands, will not turn the living body to blue or red or black, but they will turn it to transparency.
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.
Each remembered thing in the room was disenchanted, was deadened as an unlit transparency, till her wandering gaze came to the group of miniatures, and there at last she saw something which had gathered new breath and meaning: it was the miniature of Mr.
He has not only Tourguenief's transparency of style, unclouded by any mist of the personality which we mistakenly value in style, and which ought no more to be there than the artist's personality should be in a portrait; but he has a method which not only seems without artifice, but is so.
And in the silence that followed, a blue-bottle fly buzzed rowdily against an adjacent window-pane, with occasional loud bumps against the glass tokening that he too had his tragedy, a prisoner pent by baffling transparency from the bright world that blazed so immediately beyond.
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.
They went to the opera often of evenings--to those snug, unassuming, dear old operas in the German towns, where the noblesse sits and cries, and knits stockings on the one side, over against the bourgeoisie on the other; and His Transparency the Duke and his Transparent family, all very fat and good-natured, come and occupy the great box in the middle; and the pit is full of the most elegant slim-waisted officers with straw-coloured mustachios, and twopence a day on full pay.
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.

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