adjective Etymology: New Latin transpicuus, from Latin transpicere to look through, from trans- + specere to look, see — more at spy Date: 1638 clearly seen through or understood

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  • Transpicuous — Tran*spic u*ous, a. [L. transpicere to see or look through + specere, spicere, to see. Cf. {Conspicuous}.] Transparent; pervious to the sight. [R.] The wide, transpicuous air. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transpicuous — [tran spik′yo͞o əs] adj. [ModL transpicuus < L transpicere, to see through < trans , TRANS + specere, to look at: see SPY] transparent; esp., easily understood transpicuously adv …   English World dictionary

  • transpicuous — adjective /tɹænzˈpɪkjʊəs,tɹænˈspɪkjʊəs/ Easily construed or seen through. The Sobieski Stuarts were amiable, scholarly men who won converts by their transpicuous innocence. Hugh Trevor Roper, in The Invention of Tradition …   Wiktionary

  • transpicuous — transpicuously, adv. /tran spik yooh euhs/, adj. transparent. [1630 40; < NL transpicuus, equiv. to trans TRANS + (per)spicuus transparent; see PERSPICUOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • transpicuous — Synonyms and related words: clean cut, clear, clear as crystal, clear as day, clear cut, coherent, connected, consistent, crisp, crystal, crystal clear, crystalline, defined, definite, diaphane, diaphanous, direct, distinct, explicit, express,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • transpicuous — tran·spic·u·ous …   English syllables

  • transpicuous — tran•spic•u•ous [[t]trænˈspɪk yu əs[/t]] adj. transparent • Etymology: 1630–40; < NL trānspicuus= L trāns trans + (per)spicuus transparent; see perspicuous tran•spic′u•ous•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • transpicuous —   a. easily seen through or understood.    ♦ transpicuity, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • transpicuous — tranzˈpikyəwəs, n(t)ˈsp adjective Etymology: New Latin transpicuus, from Latin transpicere to look through, see through, from trans + spicere (from specere to look, see) more at spy : clearly seen through or understood : transparent …   Useful english dictionary

  • transparent — a. 1. Clear, lucid, bright, limpid, crystalline, transpicuous, translucent, that may be seen through. 2. Open, porous, transpicuous. 3. Clear, lucid, open, perspicuous, transpicuous …   New dictionary of synonyms

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