noun, plural trans·par·en·cies.
- 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.
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Origin of transparency
OTHER WORDS FROM transparencynon·trans·par·ence, nounnon·trans·par·en·cy, noun
Example sentences from the Web for transparency
He had had Carlisle's feelings only at second-hand, through a medium perhaps wanting in transparence.V. V.'s Eyes|Henry Sydnor Harrison
In working with the microscope it must be remembered that the objects are seen by transparence.Practical Cinematography and Its Applications|Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot
They have the transparence of soul and the lights of childhood.Letters of a Soldier|Anonymous
The long sails, passing for a moment over the sun, became lighted up with a singular glory and transparence.Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
Lower down, the water had carried the slightest cloud of alkali, and this had dulled the keen edge of its transparence.The Virginian|Owen Wister