- The definition of transparent is something clear, see through or obvious.
- An example of transparent is a window.
- An example of transparent is pantyhose.
- An example of transparent is when two children are found with chocolate on their lips after a candy bar has disappeared from the kitchen counter.
This window is transparent.
transparent definition by Webster's New World
- transmitting light rays so that objects on the other side may be distinctly seen; capable of being seen through; neither opaque nor translucent
- so fine in texture or open in mesh that objects on the other side may be seen relatively clearly; sheer; gauzy; diaphanous
- easily understood; very clear
- easily recognized or detected; obvious
- without guile or concealment; open; frank; candid
Origin: Middle English transparaunt ; from Midieval Latin transparens, present participle of transparere, to be transparent ; from Classical Latin trans-, trans- plush parens, present participle of parere, to appear
transparent definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Capable of transmitting light so that objects or images can be seen as if there were no intervening material. See Synonyms at clear.
- Permeable to electromagnetic radiation of specified frequencies, as to visible light or radio waves.
- So fine in texture that it can be seen through; sheer. See Synonyms at airy.
- a. Easily seen through or detected; obvious: transparent lies.b. Free from guile; candid or open: transparent sincerity.
- Obsolete Shining through; luminous.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin trānspārēns, trānspārent-, present participle of trānspārēre, to show through : Latin trāns-, trans- + Latin pārēre, to show.
- trans·parˈent·ly adverb
transparent - Computer Definition
Something easily seen through and even invisible, in some cases. A DSL modem and the functions it performs, for example, are transparent to an end user.
(1) Refers to a change in hardware or software that, after installation, causes no noticeable change in operation. Also known as "feature transparency." Contrast with "seamless integration," which means that an additional component to the system can be added without incurring any problems.
(2) A part of an image or application window that takes on the color of whatever is beneath such as the desktop background. See transparency.
transparent - Science Definition