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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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This article will explore how to render icons with alpha-blended backgrounds efficiently, using a combination of techniques, such as alpha blending using selected alpha values, line-by-line processing routines, and the use of a global transparent color to render non-rectangular icons.