Definition of transparent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//trænsˈpærənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænsˈpærənt//
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  1. 1  (of glass, plastic, etc.) allowing you to see through it The insect's wings are almost transparent. opposite opaque
  2. 2(of an excuse, a lie, etc.) allowing you to see the truth easily synonym obvious a man of transparent honesty a transparent attempt to buy votes Am I that transparent? (= are my intentions that obvious?)
  3. 3(of language, information, etc.) easy to understand a campaign to make official documents more transparent opposite opaque
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, from medieval Latin transparent- ‘shining through’, from Latin transparere, from trans- ‘through’ + parere ‘appear’.Extra examples Her eyelids were blue and almost transparent. They are so thin that they are quite transparent. I’ve covered the photographs with transparent plastic sheets. The insect’s wings are almost transparent. They trade in transparent coloured gems such as rubies and sapphires.
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