- Also trans·par·ence. the quality or state of being transparent.
- something transparent, especially a picture, design, or the like on glass or some translucent substance, made visible by light shining through from behind.
- the proportion of the light that is passed through the emulsion on an area of a photographic image.
- a photographic print on a clear base for viewing by transmitted light.
Origin of transparency
Examples from the Web for transparencies
“I hope to sell other works” she said, and returned to leafing through her books of transparencies.The Coolest Works at Frieze
October 22, 2009
One of their dozen transparencies was inscribed with "A dead Confederacy."A Confederate Girl's Diary
Sarah Margan Dawson
I notice that when there are dinners for Transparencies people ask me to ask them.Mammon and Co.
E. F. Benson
But children do make them at election times for transparencies.Home Occupations for Boys and Girls
She said she was sorry she was so incompetent, and pointed to the transparencies at the windows.The Song of Songs
Love is aspiration: transparencies, colour, light, a sense of the unreal.Confessions of a Young Man
- Also called: transparence the state of being transparent
- Also called: slide a positive photograph on a transparent base, usually mounted in a frame or between glass plates. It can be viewed by means of a slide projector
Word Origin and History for transparencies
1610s, "condition of being transparent," from Medieval Latin transparentia, from transparentem (see transparent). Meaning "that which is transparent" is from 1590s; of pictures, prints, etc., from 1785; in photography from 1866.