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Definition of transparent adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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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
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adverb transparently obvious
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: transparent