[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:
transparent excuses.
manifest; obvious:
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.
/trænsˈpærənt; -ˈpɛər-/
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.


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