transparent

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin trānspārēns, trānspārēntis (transparent), present participle of transpareō, from Latin trans + pareō. Displaced native Old English þurhsīene.

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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 waste 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.
  4. (signal processing) Having the property of transparency, i.e. sufficiently accurate that the compressed result is perceptually indistinguishable from the uncompressed input.
  5. (computing) Not noticeable because it happens automatically or in the background; invisible.
    • 2003, Rolf Oppliger, Security Technologies for the World Wide Web (page 34)
      In order to make that transparent to the user, browsers usually cache the usernames and passwords and retransmit them automatically each time they contact the server.

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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]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin trānspārēns, trānspārēntis (transparent), present participle of transpareō, from Latin trans + pareō.

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transparent (masculine and feminine plural transparents)

  1. transparent
    Antonym: opac

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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

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transparent c or 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]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin trānspārēns, trānspārēntis (transparent), present participle of transpareō, from Latin trans + pareō.

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

  1. transparent; see-through
    Le verre est transparent.
    The glass is transparent.
  2. translucid; allowing light to pass through
    Le voile est transparent.
    The veil is translucid.
  3. clear
    un ciel transparent — a clear sky
    une lumière transparente — a clear light
  4. transparent, easy to understand, unambiguous
    une allusion transparente — an unambiguous allusion
  5. unnoticed; invisible
    J'étais transparent à ses regards.
    I was invisible to him/her.
  6. (figuratively) transparent; not hiding anything
    Notre comptabilité est transparente.
    Our accounting is transparent.
  7. (linguistics) having the same meaning in several languages
    un mot transparent — an international word

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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]

Etymology[edit]

18th century, from French transparent.

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transparent (comparative transparenter, superlative am transparentesten)

  1. translucent (allowing light to pass through)
    Synonym: lichtdurchlässig
  2. (less common) fully transparent; see-through
    Synonym: durchsichtig
  3. (figuratively) transparent
    Synonyms: durchschaubar, nachvollziehbar

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trānspārent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of trānspāreō

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French transparent, from Medieval Latin transparens, from Latin transparere

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transparent (indefinite singular transparent, definite singular and plural transparente, comparative mer transparent, superlative mest transparent)

  1. transparent (quality of a material)

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transparent m (definite singular transparenten, indefinite plural transparenter, definite plural transparentene)
transparent n (definite singular transparentet, indefinite plural transparent or transparenter, definite plural transparenta or transparentene)

  1. a banner
  2. a transparency (for use with a projector)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French transparent, from Medieval Latin transparens, from Latin transparere

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transparent (indefinite singular transparent, definite singular and plural transparente, comparative meir transparent, superlative mest transparent)

  1. transparent (quality of a material)

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transparent m (definite singular transparenten, indefinite plural transparentar, definite plural transparentane)
transparent n (definite singular transparentet, indefinite plural transparent, definite plural transparenta)

  1. a banner
  2. a transparency (for use with a projector)

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French transparent, from Medieval Latin trānspārēns, present participle of transpareō, from Latin trans + pareō.

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transparent m inan

  1. banner

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French transparent, Medieval Latin trānspārēns, trānspārēntis (transparent), present participle of transpareō, from Latin trans + pareō.

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transparent m or n (feminine singular transparentă, masculine plural transparenți, feminine and neuter plural transparente)

  1. transparent

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