from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Capable of transmitting light so that objects or images can be seen as if there were no intervening material. See Synonyms at clear.
- adj. Permeable to electromagnetic radiation of specified frequencies, as to visible light or radio waves.
- adj. So fine in texture that it can be seen through; sheer. See Synonyms at airy.
- adj. Easily seen through or detected; obvious: transparent lies.
- adj. Free from guile; candid or open: transparent sincerity.
- adj. Obsolete Shining through; luminous.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. See-through, clear; having the property that light passes through it almost undisturbed, such that one can see through it clearly.
- adj. Open, public; having the property that theories and practices are publicly visible, thereby reducing the chance of corruption.
- adj. Obvious; readily apparent; easy to see or understand.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the property of transmitting rays of light, so that bodies can be distinctly seen through; pervious to light; diaphanous; pellucid; ; -- opposed to
- adj. Admitting the passage of light; open; porous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the property of transmitting rays of light so that bodies situated beyond or behind can be distinctly seen; transmitting light-waves radiated from some source, without absorption or scattering; pervious to light; diaphanous; pellucid: as, transparent glass; a transparent diamond: opposed to opaque, and distinguished from translucent.
- Admitting the passage of light through interstices.
- Figuratively, easily seen through or understood; easily intelligible.
- Bright; shining; clear.
- Synonyms Bright, limpid, crystalline.
- n. A costume consisting of a dress of lace, tulle, gauze, or other thin fabric, worn over another dress of rich material. This fashion seems to have been introduced about 1675.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. free of deceit
- adj. easily understood or seen through (because of a lack of subtlety)
- adj. transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
- adj. so thin as to transmit light
Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin trānspārēns, trānspārent-, present participle of trānspārēre, to show through : Latin trāns-, trans- + Latin pārēre, to show.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin transpārentis (genitive singular of transpārens, present participle of transpāreō) (Wiktionary)