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[tran-spik-yoo-uh s]
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  1. transparent.
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Origin of transpicuous

1630–40; < New Latin trānspicuus, equivalent to trāns- trans- + (per)spicuus transparent; see perspicuous
Related formstran·spic·u·ous·ly, adverb
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Related Words for transpicuous

unambiguous, luminous, clear, thin, translucent, precise, straightforward, evident, simple, clear-cut, unequivocal, explicit, unmistakable, distinct, coherent, definite, obvious, sharp, transparent, sheer

British Dictionary definitions for transpicuous


  1. a less common word for transparent
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Derived Formstranspicuously, adverb

Word Origin for transpicuous

C17: from Medieval Latin transpicuus, from Latin transpicere to look through, from trans- + specere to look
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