transparent

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin transpārentis (genitive singular of transpārens, present participle of transpāreō)

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transparent (comparative more transparent, superlative most transparent)

  1. (of a material or object) See-through, clear; having the property that light passes through it almost undisturbed, such that one can see through it clearly.
    The waters of the lake were transparent until the factory dumped wastes there.
    • 1897, H. G. Wells, The Invisible Man, chapter 19,
      "You make the glass invisible by putting it into a liquid of nearly the same refractive index; a transparent thing becomes invisible if it is put in any medium of almost the same refractive index."
  2. (of a system or organization) Open, public; having the property that theories and practices are publicly visible, thereby reducing the chance of corruption.
  3. Obvious; readily apparent; easy to see or understand.
    His reasons for the decision were transparent.

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  • (see-through, clear): The term translucent is similar in meaning, but describes a material or object that diffuses light as it passes through. Looking through a transparent substance (such as a window), one can recognize objects on the other side. Looking through a translucent substance (such as frosted glass), one cannot see objects clearly, only light and shadow.

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Catalan[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

transparent m, f (masculine and feminine plural transparents)

  1. transparent

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Czech[edit]

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transparent m

  1. banner or placard

Danish[edit]

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transparent

  1. transparent

Noun[edit]

transparent c, n (singular definite transparenten or transparentet, plural indefinite transparenter)

  1. banner
  2. transparency, overhead

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin transparens.

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transparent m (feminine transparente, masculine plural transparents, feminine plural transparentes)

  1. transparent; see-through
    Le verre est transparent.
  2. clear
    Un ciel (air, lumière, etc.) transparent.
  3. transparent, easy to understand
    une allusion transparente.
  4. unnoticed
    j'étais transparent à ses regards.
  5. (figuratively) transparent; not hiding anything
    Notre comptabilité est transparente.
  6. (linguistics) having the same meaning in several languages
    un mot transparent.

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transparent m (plural transparents)

  1. paper having ruled lines put underneath a white sheet of paper in order to write straight
    Cet enfant ne saurait écrire sans transparent.
  2. (obsolete) screen lit from behind (now: enseigne lumineuse)
    Le soir, cette boutique avait pour enseigne un magnifique transparent.
  3. plastic film used to show images with an overhead
    La présentation était trop rapide. J'ai à peine eu le temps de recopier les transparents.

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German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

transparent (comparative transparenter, superlative am transparentesten)

  1. transparent

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

trānspārent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of trānspāreō

Norwegian[edit]

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transparent

  1. transparent (quality of a material)

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transparent

  1. banner

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Polish[edit]

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transparent m

  1. banner

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