- 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 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|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