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.
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.
- non·trans·par·ence, noun
- non·trans·par·en·cy, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024
How to use transparency in a sentence
The results were in by then, a tale told in black shadows on X-ray transparencies: one in the lung, the other in the head.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull | Mark Jacobson | March 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“I hope to sell other works” she said, and returned to leafing through her books of transparencies.
One of their dozen transparencies was inscribed with "A dead Confederacy."A Confederate Girl's Diary | Sarah Margan Dawson
In the houses lights began to pink the dark with the trite but irresistible appeal of Christmas-card transparencies.What Will People Say? | Rupert Hughes
Nowhere but in Upper Egypt have the winter nights these transparencies of absolute emptiness nor these sinister colourings.Egypt (La Mort De Philae) | Pierre Loti
It was the custom to exhibit transparencies on every anniversary of the Massacre from the front of this house.Old Boston Taverns and Tavern Clubs | Samuel Adams Drake
Among the Public Buildings which were richly decorated with transparencies and devices, the Admiralty was especially conspicuous.Louis Spohr's Autobiography | Louis Spohr
British Dictionary definitions for transparency
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012