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Definition of transparency noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. transparencies)
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  1. 1[countable] a picture printed on a piece of film, usually in a frame, that can be shown on a screen by shining light through the film synonym slide an overhead transparency (= used with an overhead projector )
  2. 2[uncountable] the quality of something, such as glass, that allows you to see through it
  3. 3[uncountable] the quality of something, such as an excuse or a lie, that allows someone to see the truth easily They were shocked by the transparency of his lies.
  4. 4[uncountable] the quality of something, such as a situation or an argument, that makes it easy to understand a need for greater transparency in legal documents
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: transparency