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TRANSPARENCY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does transparency mean? 

TRANSPARENCY (noun)
  The noun TRANSPARENCY has 3 senses:

1. permitting the free passage of electromagnetic radiation
2. the quality of being clear and transparent
3. picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector

  Familiarity information: TRANSPARENCY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRANSPARENCY (noun)


Sense 1transparency [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Permitting the free passage of electromagnetic radiation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

transparence; transparency

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

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

Antonym:

opacity (the phenomenon of not permitting the passage of electromagnetic radiation)


Sense 2transparency [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being clear and transparent

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

transparentness; transparence; transparency

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

clarity; clearness; uncloudedness (the quality of clear water)

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

limpidity; pellucidity; pellucidness (passing light without diffusion or distortion)


Sense 3transparency [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

transparency; foil

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

icon; ikon; image; picture (a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface)

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

lantern slide; slide (a transparency mounted in a frame; viewed with a slide projector)

overhead; viewgraph (a transparency for use with an overhead projector)


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