Transparent Definition

trăns-pârənt, -păr-
Transmitting light rays so that objects on the other side may be distinctly seen; capable of being seen through; neither opaque nor translucent.
Webster's New World
Permeable to electromagnetic radiation of specified frequencies, as to visible light or radio waves.
American Heritage
So fine in texture or open in mesh that objects on the other side may be seen relatively clearly; sheer; gauzy; diaphanous.
Webster's New World
Easily understood; very clear.
Webster's New World
Easily recognized or detected; obvious.
Webster's New World

Origin of Transparent

  • Middle English from Old French from Medieval Latin trānspārēns trānspārent- present participle of trānspārēre to show through Latin trāns- trans- Latin pārēre to show

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Medieval Latin transpārentis (genitive singular of transpārens, present participle of transpāreō)

    From Wiktionary

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