- the quality or state of being transparentalso trans·par′ence
- pl. -·cies something transparent; specif., a piece of transparent or translucent material, esp. a positive film or slide, having a picture or design that is visible when light shines through it or that can be projected on a screen
An example of transparency is the fact that you can see through glass.
- also trans·par·ence The quality or state of being transparent.
- A transparent object, especially a photographic slide that is viewed by light shining through it from behind or by projection.
(countable and uncountable, plural transparencies)
transparency - Computer Definition
(2) No noticeable changes (see transparent).
(3) The quality of being able to see through a material. A transparent area of image takes on the colors of the underlying background. The terms "transparent" and "translucent" are often erroneously used as a synonym (see translucency for the difference).
(4) A film-based photographic negative or positive. Light is beamed through the film for display, scanning or processing.
transparency - Investment & Finance Definition
Describes the situation that occurs when companies openly communicate important information to investors and shareholders.
- In shallow seas the transparency is always reduced in rough weather.
- The dressed sheets are sorted according to size, transparency, colour and freedom from spots or stains.
- If the aether were itself constituted of discrete molecules, on the model of material bodies, such transparency would not be conceivable.
- His work won him the Rumford medal of the Royal Society in 1838, and in 1843 he received its Royal medal for a paper on the "Transparency of the Atmosphere and the Laws of Extinction of the Sun's Rays passing through it."
- There is a distinct relationship between colour and transparency in the ocean; the most transparent water which is the most free from plankton is always the purest blue, while an increasing turbidity is usually associated with an increasing tint of green.