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OPACITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does opacity mean? 

OPACITY (noun)
  The noun OPACITY has 3 senses:

1. the phenomenon of not permitting the passage of electromagnetic radiation
2. incomprehensibility resulting from obscurity of meaning
3. the quality of being opaque to a degree; the degree to which something reduces the passage of light

  Familiarity information: OPACITY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


OPACITY (noun)


Sense 1opacity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The phenomenon of not permitting the passage of electromagnetic radiation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Hypernyms ("opacity" is a kind of...):

physical phenomenon (a natural phenomenon involving the physics of matter and energy)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "opacity"):

optical opacity (opacity to light)

radio-opacity; radiopacity (opacity to X-rays or other radiation)

Antonym:

transparency (permitting the free passage of electromagnetic radiation)


Sense 2opacity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Incomprehensibility resulting from obscurity of meaning

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

opaqueness; opacity

Hypernyms ("opacity" is a kind of...):

incomprehensibility (the quality of being incomprehensible)


Sense 3opacity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being opaque to a degree; the degree to which something reduces the passage of light

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

opaqueness; opacity

Hypernyms ("opacity" is a kind of...):

quality (an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone)

Attribute:

opaque (not clear; not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "opacity"):

cloudiness; muddiness; murkiness (the quality of being cloudy)

blurriness; fogginess; fuzziness; indistinctness; softness (the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines)

Antonym:

clarity (the quality of clear water)


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