[trans-pair-uh nt, -par-] /trænsˈpɛər ənt, -ˈpær-/
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:
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.
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
early 15c., from Medieval Latin transparentem (nominative transparens), present participle of transparere “show light through,” from Latin trans- “through” (see trans-) + parere “come in sight, appear” (see appear). Figurative sense of “easily seen through” is first attested 1590s. The attempt to back-form a verb transpare (c.1600) died with the 17c.
Allowing radiation or matter to pass through with little or no resistance or diffusion. Compare opaque, translucent. See Note at glass.
[trav-ers, truh-vurs] /ˈtræv ərs, trəˈvɜrs/ verb (used with object), traversed, traversing. 1. to pass or move over, along, or through. 2. to go to and fro over or along. 3. to extend across or over: A bridge traverses the stream. 4. to go up, down, or across (a rope, mountain, hill, etc.) at an angle: […]
[treet] /trit/ verb (used with object) 1. to act or behave toward (a person) in some specified way: to treat someone with respect. 2. to consider or regard in a specified way, and deal with accordingly: to treat a matter as unimportant. 3. to deal with (a disease, patient, etc.) in order to relieve or […]
[non-triv-ee-uh l] /nɒnˈtrɪv i əl/ adjective 1. not . 2. Mathematics. noting a solution of a linear equation in which the value of at least one variable of the equation is not equal to zero. Requiring real thought or significant computing power. Often used as an understated way of saying that a problem is quite […]
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nontropical sprue non·trop·i·cal sprue (nŏn-trŏp’ĭ-kəl) n. See celiac disease.