having the property of transmitting rays of light through its substance so that bodies situated beyond or behind can be distinctly seen.
admitting the passage of light through interstices.
so sheer as to permit light to pass through; diaphanous.
easily seen through, recognized, or detected: transparent excuses.
manifest; obvious: a story with a transparent plot.
open; frank; candid: the man's transparent earnestness.
Computers. (of a process or software) operating in such a way as to not be perceived by users.
Obsolete. shining through, as light.
- trans·par·ent·ly, adverb
- trans·par·ent·ness, noun
- non·trans·par·ent, adjective
- non·trans·par·ent·ly, adverb
- non·trans·par·ent·ness, noun
- sub·trans·par·ent, adjective
- sub·trans·par·ent·ly, adverb
- sub·trans·par·ent·ness, noun
- un·trans·par·ent, adjective
- un·trans·par·ent·ly, adverb
- un·trans·par·ent·ness, noun
- translucent, transparent (see synonym study at the current entry)
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How to use transparent in a sentence
Credit Key assumes the credit risk and loan servicing, and buyers can have a transparent payment plan with competitive interest rates, the company said.LA-based Credit Key raises $33 million for its business-to-business payments platform | Jonathan Shieber | November 20, 2020 | TechCrunch
“When we talk about subscriptions, the more clear and more transparent we are, the better,” Leimer said.
Ke and others are also spreading the word at AI conferences via workshops set up to encourage researchers to make their work more transparent.
They accused the secretary of state’s office of not being transparent, even though Raffensperger has held frequent briefings and has talked with state lawmakers.His fellow Republicans turned on him, but Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger isn’t backing down | Reis Thebault, Amy Gardner | November 12, 2020 | Washington Post
The Secretary of State has failed to deliver honest and transparent elections.
Few authors write more transparently about music than Swafford, who has also penned memorable lives of Brahms and Ives.The Best Biographies of 2014, Including Lives of Gandhi, the Koch Brothers, and Jefferson Davis | William O’Connor | December 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For the most part, Wanderlust operates transparently, inviting press to about half their events.A Most Illegal Adventure with New York City’s Wildest Underground Event Planners | Nina Strochlic | December 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And the secondary target is almost transparently the primary one.The Obama Scandals Are Desperate Measures by the GOP | Robert Shrum | May 17, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He is transparently impatient with the traditional tribal leaders whose support has always been the bedrock of the monarchy.Jordan’s King Abdullah Flames Out in Atlantic Interview | Christopher Dickey | March 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The congressional GOP has cynically, almost transparently blocked any measure to lift growth, and then they blame the president.Mitt Romney Lost the Summer: Tax Returns, Overseas Gaffes, & More | Robert Shrum | August 8, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Emerson's moral and intellectual integrity was transparently simple, but it was sublime.From the Easy Chair, series 2 | George William Curtis
The more transparently simple, clean-minded the hearer, the more accurate is the resonant impression.The Pillar of Light | Louis Tracy
If you will look at the map you will see that this strategy becomes transparently intelligible.
The transparently blue blocks of ice inhospitably float on the shaking cold water and press against the dark rock of the island.Mother | Maksim Gorky
On the level ground the acanthus grows delicately, I might almost say transparently.Quintus Claudius, Volume 1 of 2 | Ernst Eckstein
British Dictionary definitions for transparent
permitting the uninterrupted passage of light; clear: a window is transparent
easy to see through, understand, or recognize; obvious
(of a substance or object) permitting the free passage of electromagnetic radiation: a substance that is transparent to X-rays
candid, open, or frank
- transparently, adverb
- transparentness, noun
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
Scientific definitions for transparent
Allowing radiation or matter to pass through with little or no resistance or diffusion. Compare opaque translucent. See Note at glass.
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