transparency
noun (plural -cies) Date: 1591 1. something transparent; especially a picture (as on film) viewed by light shining through it or by projection 2. the quality or state of being transparent

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  • transparency — 1610s, “condition of being transparent,” from M.L. transparentia, from transparentem (see TRANSPARENT (Cf. transparent)). Meaning “that which is transparent” is from 1590s; of pictures, prints, etc., from 1785; in photography from 1866 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • transparency — [[t]trænspæ̱rənsi, AM pe̱r [/t]] transparencies 1) N COUNT A transparency is a small piece of photographic film with a frame around it which can be projected onto a screen so that you can see the picture. Syn: slide 2) N UNCOUNT Transparency is… …   English dictionary

  • Transparency — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Transparency >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 transparence transparence transparency Sgm: N 1 clarity clarity Sgm: N 1 translucence translucence translucency Sgm: N 1 diaphaneity diaphaneity Sgm: N 1 lucidity …   English dictionary for students

  • transparency — UK [trænsˈpærənsɪ] / US [trænsˈperənsɪ] noun Word forms transparency : singular transparency plural transparencies 1) a) [countable] a small piece of film in a frame that you shine light through in order to show the image on a screen b) a sheet… …   English dictionary

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