translucency


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Related to translucency: transparent, nuchal translucency

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
Translations
شَفافِيَّه
průsvitnost
gennemskinnelighed
hálfgegnsæi
yarı saydamlılık

translucent

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