noun Date: 1755 the quality or state of being translucent

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  • Translucence — Trans*lu cence, Translucency Trans*lu cen*cy, n. The quality or state of being translucent; clearness; partial transparency. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • translucence — (adj.) early 15c., from M.L. translucentia, from L. translucentem (see TRANSLUCENCT (Cf. translucenct)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • translucence — translucent ► ADJECTIVE ▪ allowing light to pass through partially; semi transparent. DERIVATIVES translucence noun translucency noun. ORIGIN from Latin translucere shine through …   English terms dictionary

  • translucence — See translucent. * * * …   Universalium

  • translucence — noun the state of being translucent Syn: translucency …   Wiktionary

  • translucence — trans·lu·cence tran(t)s lüs ən(t)s, tranz n the quality or state of being translucent …   Medical dictionary

  • translucence — trans·lu·cence· || trænz luːsns n. partial transparence …   English contemporary dictionary

  • translucence — trans·lu·cence …   English syllables

  • translucence — See: translucent …   English dictionary

  • translucence — noun the quality of allowing light to pass diffusely (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑translucency, ↑semitransparency • Derivationally related forms: ↑semitransparent (for: ↑semitransparency), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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