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trans·lu·cent

 (trăns-lo͞o′sənt, trănz-)
adj.
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.

translucent

(trænzˈluːsənt)
adj
allowing light to pass through partially or diffusely; semitransparent
[C16: from Latin translūcēre to shine through, from trans- + lūcēre to shine]
transˈlucence, transˈlucency n
transˈlucently adv

trans•lu•cent

(trænsˈlu sənt, trænz-)

adj.
1. permitting light to pass through but diffusing it so that objects on the opposite side are not clearly visible: Frosted window glass is translucent.
2. easily understandable; lucid.
3. clear; transparent: translucent seawater.
[1590–1600; < Latin trānslūcent-, s. of trānslūcēns, present participle of trānslūcere to shine through = trāns- trans- + lūcēre to shine]
trans•lu′cence, trans•lu′cen•cy, n.
trans•lu′cent•ly, adv.

trans·lu·cent

(trăns-lo͞o′sənt)
Transmitting light, but not clearly enough to be transparent. A translucent object causes enough diffusion of light that an object or image on the other side of it can only be seen indistinctly. Frosted glass is translucent. Compare transparent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.translucent - allowing light to pass through diffusely; "translucent amber"; "semitransparent curtains at the windows"
clear - allowing light to pass through; "clear water"; "clear plastic bags"; "clear glass"; "the air is clear and clean"

translucent

adjective semitransparent, clear, limpid, lucent, diaphanous, pellucid The building is roofed entirely with translucent plastic.

translucent

adjective
Admitting light so that objects beyond can be seen:
Translations
نِصْف شَفّاف
průsvitný
gennemskinnelig
kirkasläpikuultava
hálfgegnsær
半透明な澄んだ
perregimasperregimumas
caurspīdīgs
yarı saydam

translucent

[trænzˈluːsnt] ADJtranslúcido

translucent

[trænsˈluːsənt] adjtranslucide

translucent

, translucid
adj glass etclichtdurchlässig; skindurchsichtig; translucent glassMilchglas nt; a prose of translucent clarityeine Prosa von brillanter Klarheit

translucent

[trænzˈluːsnt] adjtraslucido/a

translucent

(trӕnsˈluːsnt) adjective
allowing light to pass through, but not transparent. translucent silk.
transˈlucence noun
transˈlucency noun

trans·lu·cent

a. translúcido-a, que deja pasar la luz.
References in periodicals archive ?
ULTRATRANSLUCENCES plural of ultratranslucence, extreme translucence, heightened clearness.