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.
- transonic barrier,
- transparent context,
- transparent dentin,
Origin of transparency
Examples from the Web for transparence
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
noun plural -cies
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.