Easily understood or seen through: transpicuous motives.

[From New Latin trānspicuus, from Latin trānspicere, to see through : trāns-, trans- + specere, to look at; see spek- in Indo-European roots.]


a less common word for transparent
[C17: from Medieval Latin transpicuus, from Latin transpicere to look through, from trans- + specere to look]
tranˈspicuously adv


(trænˈspɪk yu əs)

[1630–40; < New Latin trānspicuus= Latin trāns- trans- + (per)spicuus transparent; see perspicuous]
tran•spic′u•ous•ly, adv.


- Describing something easily seen through or understood.
See also related terms for understood.
References in classic literature ?
What if that light Sent from her through the wide transpicuous aire, To the terrestrial Moon be as a Starr Enlightning her by Day, as she by Night This Earth?
To encounter these relationships in the universe turned transpicuous is to feel wonder over labyrinthine imbrications of opaque gloom and pristine lucidity, laws and ghosts.
Walking over slush--water spangled with stars of ice--Emerson experiences himself as a crystal, a transpicuous lens through which boundless forces oscillate.
These wagons are usually designed either as street architecture, three-dimensional and intended to look impressive from all four sides, or as an open space; (11) even at their most architectural, they are usually transpicuous (ie, the structure is open, supported on pillars so that the actors can be seen almost equally well from all sides).