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a. Impenetrable by light; neither transparent nor translucent.
b. Not reflecting light; having no luster: an opaque finish.
2. Impenetrable by a form of radiant energy other than visible light: a chemical solution opaque to x-rays.
a. So obscure as to be unintelligible: "opaque, elusive, minimal meanings" (John Simon).
b. Mentally obtuse; dense.
Something that is opaque, especially an opaque pigment used to darken parts of a photographic print or negative.

[Middle English opake, shady, and French opaque, opaque (from Old French, shady), both from Latin opācus.]

o·paque′ly adv.
o·paque′ness n.
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Noun1.opaqueness - incomprehensibility resulting from obscurity of meaning
incomprehensibility - the quality of being incomprehensible
2.opaqueness - 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
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(əˈpeik) , ((American) ou-) adjective
not transparent. an opaque liquid.
oˈpaqueness noun
opacity (əˈpӕsəti) noun
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We must recognize it as we recognize heat and cold, the opaqueness of the non-transparent, and the everlasting down-pull of gravity.
He was the only thing she could see, for they were moving through a dense opaqueness, as if they were walking at the bottom of the ocean.
Lloyd blunders up against the shadow with his perfect opaqueness.
While emphasizing the need for regulations, Stone noted that derivatives did not cause the 2008 global financial crisis, but said they contributed to exacerbating the situation as a result of synthetic derivatives; corruption; interconnectedness of financial institutions; flawed models that didn't flag certain risks opaqueness of the market and sometimes lack of understanding with credit rating agencies.
Between the greyness of sub-judice and the exalted status of the judiciary at the apex there have been 70 years of opaqueness, and the fear of contempt of the court has allowed for only the most guarded and circumspect commentary.
There has never been a greater opaqueness about how this new year will likely to be.
It is also impossible to do it yourself due to the opaqueness of the entire process.
The interview slot booking feature has received the most use thus far, and also enables job seekers to accept or reject offers at the tap of a button from the mobile application, reducing the uncertainty and opaqueness of the entire process.
She further stated that Whilst it is good that the compulsions of globalisation have enabled economics to shape transactional relationships between nations, opaqueness in strategic intent and incoherent behaviour by certain nations are preventing these very relationships from evolving beyond their transactional nature.
International investors have a risk appetite for the majority of the countries but their greatest risk is the opaqueness of currency convertibility," Mr Klintworth said.
Especially since it is opaqueness that held the market back in the past.
However, because of the complexity and opaqueness of today's branded pharmaceutical supply chain and the increased shifting of costs to patients as a result of high-deductible health plans, we determined that bypassing the brand system in this case and offering an additional alternative was the best option.