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transparency

[ trans-pair-uhn-see, -par- ]
/ trænsˈpɛər ən si, -ˈpær- /
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noun, plural trans·par·en·cies.
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.
Photography.
  1. the proportion of the light that is passed through the emulsion on an area of a photographic image.
  2. a photographic print on a clear base for viewing by transmitted light.
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Origin of transparency

From the Medieval Latin word trānspārentia, dating back to 1585–95. See transparent, -ency

OTHER WORDS FROM transparency

non·trans·par·ence, nounnon·trans·par·en·cy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for transparency

transparency
/ (trænsˈpærənsɪ, -ˈpɛər-) /

noun plural -cies
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
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