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o·pac·i·ty

 (ō-păs′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. o·pac·i·ties
1. The quality or state of being opaque.
2. Something opaque.
3.
a. Obscurity; impenetrability.
b. Dullness of mind.

[French opacité, from Old French, from Latin opācitās, from opācus, dark.]

opacity

(əʊˈpæsɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. (General Physics) the state or quality of being opaque
2. the degree to which something is opaque
3. (General Physics) an opaque object or substance
4. obscurity of meaning; unintelligibility
5. (Photography) physics photog the ratio of the intensity of light incident on a medium, such as a photographic film, to that transmitted through the medium
6. (Logic) logic philosophy the property of being an opaque context

o•pac•i•ty

(oʊˈpæs ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state or quality of being opaque.
2. something opaque.
3. the degree to which a substance is or may be opaque.
4. the proportion of light absorbed by the emulsion on an area of a photographic film or plate.
5. obscurity of meaning.
6. mental dullness.
[1550–60; < Latin opācitās shade]

o·pac·i·ty

(ō-păs′ĭ-tē)
The quality or condition of being opaque.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.opacity - the phenomenon of not permitting the passage of electromagnetic radiation
physical phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
optical opacity - opacity to light
radio-opacity, radiopacity - opacity to X-rays or other radiation
transparence, transparency - permitting the free passage of electromagnetic radiation
2.opacity - incomprehensibility resulting from obscurity of meaning
incomprehensibility - the quality of being incomprehensible
3.opacity - the quality of being opaque to a degree; the degree to which something reduces the passage of light
murkiness, cloudiness, muddiness - the quality of being cloudy
blurriness, fuzziness, indistinctness, fogginess, softness - the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
uncloudedness, clarity, clearness - the quality of clear water; "when she awoke the clarity was back in her eyes"

opacity

noun
1. opaqueness, cloudiness, density, obscurity, dullness, murkiness, haziness, impermeability, mistiness, milkiness, filminess The opacity of the water is due to its mineral content.
Translations
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opacity

ʊˈpæsɪtɪ] N [of lens, substance] → opacidad f; [of statement etc] → hermetismo m, ininteligibilidad f

opacity

[əʊˈpæsɪti] nopacité f

opacity

n
(fig: of essay, meaning etc) → Undurchsichtigkeit f

opacity

[əʊˈpæsɪtɪ] nopacità

opaque

(əˈpeik) , ((American) ou-) adjective
not transparent. an opaque liquid.
oˈpaqueness noun
opacity (əˈpӕsəti) noun

o·pac·i·ty

n. opacidad, falta de transparencia.

opacity

n (pl -ties) opacidad f
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