not transparent or translucent; impenetrable to light; not allowing light to pass through.
not transmitting radiation, sound, heat, etc.
not shining or bright; dark; dull.
hard to understand; not clear or lucid; obscure:
The problem remains opaque despite explanations.
dull, stupid, or unintelligent.
something that is opaque.
Photography. a coloring matter, usually black or red, used to render part of a negative opaque.
verb (used with object), opaqued, opaquing.
Photography. to cover up blemishes on (a negative), especially for making a printing plate.
to cause to become opaque.
not transmitting light; not transparent or translucent
not reflecting light; lacking lustre or shine; dull
not transmitting radiant energy, such as electromagnetic or corpuscular radiation, or sound
hard to understand; unintelligible
(photog) an opaque pigment used to block out particular areas on a negative
verb (transitive) opaques, opaquing, opaqued
to make opaque
(photog) to block out particular areas, such as blemishes, on (a negative), using an opaque
early 15c., opake, from Latin opacus “shaded, in the shade, shady, dark, darkened, obscure,” of unknown origin. Spelling influenced after c.1650 by French opaque (c.1500), from the Latin. Figurative use from 1761. Related: Opaquely; opaqueness.
opaque o·paque (ō-pāk’)
Impenetrable by light; neither transparent nor translucent.
Resistant to the transmission of certain kinds of radiation, usually light. Metals and many minerals are opaque to light, while being transparent to radio waves and neutrinos. Compare translucent, transparent.
noun 1. a machine for projecting opaque objects, as books, on a screen, by means of reflected light. noun 1. (US & Canadian) an optical device that projects an enlarged image of an opaque object, such as a printed page or photographic print, onto a screen by means of reflected light Also called (in Britain […]
noun 1. a style of abstract art in which lines, forms, and space are organized in such a way as to provide optical illusions of an ambiguous nature, as alternately advancing and receding squares on a flat surface. /ɒp/ noun 1. a style of abstract art chiefly concerned with the exploitation of optical effects such […]
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