transparent


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

trans·par·ent

 (trăns-pâr′ənt, -păr′-)
adj.
1. Capable of transmitting light so that objects or images can be seen as if there were no intervening material. See Synonyms at clear.
2. Permeable to electromagnetic radiation of specified frequencies, as to visible light or radio waves.
3. So fine in texture that it can be seen through; sheer.
4.
a. Easily seen through or detected; obvious: transparent lies.
b. Free from guile; candid or open: transparent sincerity.
c. Open to public scrutiny; not hidden or proprietary: transparent financial records.
5. Obsolete Shining through; luminous.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin trānspārēns, trānspārent-, present participle of trānspārēre, to show through : Latin trāns-, trans- + Latin pārēre, to show.]

trans·par′ent·ly adv.

transparent

(trænsˈpærənt; -ˈpɛər-)
adj
1. permitting the uninterrupted passage of light; clear: a window is transparent.
2. easy to see through, understand, or recognize; obvious
3. (General Physics) (of a substance or object) permitting the free passage of electromagnetic radiation: a substance that is transparent to X-rays.
4. candid, open, or frank
[C15: from Medieval Latin transpārēre to show through, from Latin trans- + pārēre to appear]
transˈparently adv
transˈparentness n

trans•par•ent

(trænsˈpɛər ənt, -ˈpær-)

adj.
1. having the property of transmitting rays of light through its substance so that bodies situated beyond or behind can be distinctly seen.
2. admitting the passage of light through interstices.
3. so sheer as to permit light to pass through; diaphanous.
4. easily seen through, recognized, or detected: transparent excuses.
5. easily understood; manifest; obvious.
6. candid; frank; open.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin trānspārent-, s. of trānspārēns showing through, present participle of trānspārēre= Latin trāns- trans- + pārēre to appear; see -ent]
trans•par′ent•ly, adv.

trans·par·ent

(trăns-pâr′ənt)
Transmitting light so as to be seen through clearly. The glass in windows is usually transparent. Compare translucent. See Note at glass.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.transparent - transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity; "the cold crystalline water of melted snow"; "crystal clear skies"; "could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool"; "lucid air"; "a pellucid brook"; "transparent crystal"
clear - allowing light to pass through; "clear water"; "clear plastic bags"; "clear glass"; "the air is clear and clean"
2.transparent - so thin as to transmit lighttransparent - so thin as to transmit light; "a hat with a diaphanous veil"; "filmy wings of a moth"; "gauzy clouds of dandelion down"; "gossamer cobwebs"; "sheer silk stockings"; "transparent chiffon"; "vaporous silks"
thin - of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section; "thin wire"; "a thin chiffon blouse"; "a thin book"; "a thin layer of paint"
3.transparent - free of deceittransparent - free of deceit      
square, straight - characterized by honesty and fairness; "straight dealing"; "a square deal"
4.transparent - easily understood or seen through (because of a lack of subtlety)transparent - easily understood or seen through (because of a lack of subtlety); "a transparent explanation"; "a transparent lie"
obvious - easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind; "obvious errors"

transparent

adjective
2. frank, open, direct, straight, straightforward, candid, forthright, unequivocal, unambiguous, plain-spoken striving to establish a transparent parliamentary democracy
frank mysterious, vague, unclear, ambiguous, deceptive, disingenuous
3. blatant, obvious, patent, manifest, brazen, shameless, flagrant, undisguised, barefaced, unconcealed He though he could fool people with transparent deceptions.
4. obvious, plain, apparent, visible, bold, patent, evident, distinct, explicit, easy, understandable, manifest, recognizable, unambiguous, undisguised, as plain as the nose on your face (informal), perspicuous The meaning of their actions is transparent.
obvious hidden, uncertain, mysterious, vague, unclear, opaque

transparent

adjective
1. Free from what obscures or dims:
2. Admitting light so that objects beyond can be seen:
3. So light and insubstantial as to resemble air or a thin film:
Translations
شَفّافشَفَّاف
průhlednýzřejmýzřetelný
gennemsigtig
läpinäkyväilmeinen
proziran
átlátszó
gagnsær
可視化明らか透明透明な
투명한
permatomumas
caurspīdīgs
prozoren
genomskinligtransparenttydliguppenbar
โปร่งใส
trong suốt

transparent

[trænsˈpærənt] ADJ
1. (= see-through) [object, material, substance] → transparente
2. (= easy to understand) [situation, system, operation] → claro, transparente
I like his transparent honestyme gusta el que sea de una honestidad tan clara
he's so transparentse le ve venir, es una persona sin tapujos
it is transparent thatestá claro que ..., se ve claramente que ...
3. (= blatant) [lie] → obvio; [attempt, device] → claro

transparent

[trænsˈpærənt] adj
(= see-through) [plastic, fabric] → transparent(e)
(= blatant) [attempt, lie] → évident(e)
(= clear, open) [process, system] → transparent(e)

transparent

adj
durchsichtig, lichtdurchlässig, transparent; blousedurchsichtig; to be transparent to lightlichtdurchlässig sein
(fig: = obvious) lie, intentionsdurchschaubar, durchsichtig; personalitydurchschaubar; guilt, meaningklar, eindeutig, offensichtlich; it became transparent that …es wurde offensichtlich, dass …; you’re so transparentdu bist so leicht zu durchschauen; to be transparent to somebodyfür jdn leicht durchschaubar sein
(= open) system, institutiontransparent

transparent

[trænsˈpærnt] adjtrasparente
a transparent lie (fig) → una menzogna palese

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.

transparent

شَفَّاف průhledný gennemsigtig durchsichtig διαφανής transparente, trasnparente läpinäkyvä transparent proziran trasparente 透明な 투명한 doorzichtig gjennomsiktig przeźroczysty transparente прозрачный genomskinlig โปร่งใส saydam trong suốt 透明的

transparent

a. transparente, que transmite luz.
References in classic literature ?
It was no paler and but littler thinner than in the autumn, yet there was a strange, transparent look about it, as if the mortal was being slowly refined away, and the immortal shining through the frail flesh with an indescribably pathetic beauty.
Undoubtedly it was oiled silk on the outside, and through the almost transparent covering could be seen the small arrows, or darts, used in the blow gun.
Grandmother insisted on his drinking a glass of Virginia apple-brandy after his long walk in the cold, and when a faint flush came up in his cheeks, his features might have been cut out of a shell, they were so transparent.
The subtle essence acted on him like a charmed draught, and caused the opaque substance of his animal being to grow transparent, or, at least, translucent; so that a spiritual gleam was transmitted through it, with a clearer lustre than hitherto.
And perhaps, at mid-day, in the fairest weather, with one half-throttled shriek you drop through that transparent air into the summer sea, no more to rise for ever.
True, from the unmarred dead body of the whale, you may scrape off with your hand an infinitely thin, transparent substance, somewhat resembling the thinnest shreds of isinglass, only it is almost as flexible and soft as satin; that is, previous to being dried, when it not only contracts and thickens, but becomes rather hard and brittle.
The faithful old heart felt a sudden thrust; and Tom thought how often he had noticed, within six months, that Eva's little hands had grown thinner, and her skin more transparent, and her breath shorter; and how, when she ran or played in the garden, as she once could for hours, she became soon so tired and languid.
The priests had told their fathers and themselves that this ironical state of things was ordained of God; and so, not reflecting upon how unlike God it would be to amuse himself with sarcasms, and especially such poor transparent ones as this, they had dropped the matter there and become respectfully quiet.
Like many other simple-hearted souls, it was her pet vanity to believe she was endowed with a talent for dark and mysterious diplomacy, and she loved to con- template her most transparent devices as marvels of low cunning.
Her purple riding-habit almost swept the ground, her veil streamed long on the breeze; mingling with its transparent folds, and gleaming through them, shone rich raven ringlets.
She fitted and arranged the gray wig with the dexterity which constant practice had given her; fixed the false eyebrows (made rather large, and of hair darker than the wig) carefully in their position with the gum she had with her for the purpose, and stained her face with the customary stage materials, so as to change the transparent fairness of her complexion to the dull, faintly opaque color of a woman in ill health.
He had put up a hand between his eyes and the light, and the very bones of it seemed transparent.

Full browser ?