- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM transparencynon·trans·par·ence, nounnon·trans·par·en·cy, noun
How to use transparency in a sentence
The sun, pale in the midst of a strange sickly transparence, lighted up this outline of the Apocalypse.
The long sails, passing for a moment over the sun, became lighted up with a singular glory and transparence.
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
He had had Carlisle's feelings only at second-hand, through a medium perhaps wanting in transparence.V. V.'s Eyes|Henry Sydnor Harrison
Their rosy color seems to show that their texture has less density and more transparence.Beauty|Alexander Walker