Talk:translucent

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"2. clear or lucid." Isn't that the same as the first sense? Or is it implying that "translucent" can also mean "transparent"? ---> Tooironic 22:50, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

The OED does not have this sense, but my unabridged Random House (2nd ed) does:
  1. permitting light to pass through but diffusing it so that persons, objects, etc., on the opposite side are not clearly visible: Frosted window glass is translucent but not transparent.
  2. easily understandable; lucid: a translucent explication.
  3. clear; transparent: translucent seawater.
I'll try to come with some quotations and, if I do, will add them to the entry. -- Ghost of WikiPedant 23:03, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
OK, supporting quotations have now been added to the entry. Attested, I think. -- Ghost of WikiPedant 00:01, 29 September 2010 (UTC)
Good work. The three cites are all rather different — the 1884 and 1919 cites are both regular adjectives whereas the 1904 cite has the adverb-ness of an alienans adjective, and the 1884 and 1904 cites are both metaphorical whereas the 1919 cite is literal — which could be seen as a bad thing (it means that maybe we should have multiple senses), but which is also a good thing (it means that the cites do a good job covering multiple facets of the one sense we do have). I consider this cited.RuakhTALK 14:54, 30 September 2010 (UTC)

RFV passed.RuakhTALK 18:09, 7 October 2010 (UTC)