[ loo k-throo ]
/ ˈlʊkˌθru /
the opacity and texture of paper when inspected by transmitted light.
A Look At American Sign LanguageWhat is ASL or American Sign Language? American Sign Language, or ASL, is the visual signing language used by the Deaf community in the United States. English speakers in Canada and in a handful of other counties use ASL, too. Interestingly, those countries include the Philippines, Singapore, Jamaica, China, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cambodia, and Bolivia—a varied group. There are other sign languages …
Origin of look-through
First recorded in 1935–40
Also called see-through.
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British Dictionary definitions for look through
(intr, preposition or tr, adverb) to examine, esp cursorilyhe looked through his notes before the lecture
(intr, preposition) to ignore (a person) deliberatelywhenever he meets his ex-girlfriend, she looks straight through him
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