Transparent Trans*par"ent, a. [F., from LL. transparens, -entis, p. pr. of transparere to be transparent; L. trans across, through + parere to appear. See {Appear}.] 1. Having the property of transmitting rays of light, so that bodies can be distinctly seen through; pervious to light; diaphanous; pellucid; as, transparent glass; a transparent diamond; -- opposed to {opaque}. ``Transparent elemental air.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Admitting the passage of light; open; porous; as, a transparent veil. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Translucent; pellucid; clear; bright; limpid; lucid; diaphanous. See {Translucent}. [1913 Webster] -- {Trans*par"ent*ly}, adv. -- {Trans*par"ent*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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