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1  —as in:
transparent shower door
Definition able to be seen through with clarity
  • The transparent shower door shows water spots.
transparent = capable of being seen through with clarity
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • As a safety measure, the school now insists that all backpacks and school bags be transparent.
  • transparent = capable of being seen through with clarity
  • There was such a depth of it, and yet it was almost as transparent as air.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • transparent = capable of being seen through
  • But when that beautiful sun began to climb the horizon life was to me again. The wreaths of transparent gloom moved away towards the castle, and were lost.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • transparent = capable of being seen through
  • Pearly-white and slightly transparent, they glided across the room talking to one another and hardly glancing at the first years.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • transparent = capable of being seen through
  • Transparent, ghostly, hardly visible, but there they were.
    David Almond  --  Skellig
  • transparent = easily seen through
  • But now it is impossible for her to pass through the transparent glass wall and return to this side.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • transparent = capable of being seen through with clarity
  • Water has turned her white top totally transparent, and I can see her bra—striped—and all the bones of her spine.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • transparent = capable of being seen through with clarity
  • One could make an animal—a tissue—transparent!
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • transparent = capable of being clearly seen through
  • Her eyebrows and lashes turned white, then transparent, and then they no longer existed.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory

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2  —as in:
transparent lie
Definition obvious despite attempts to hide
  • She tried to hide her emotions, but her true feelings were transparent.
transparent = obvious despite attempts to hide
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • It was a transparent lie.
  • She was transparent, but she was there.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief

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3  —as in:
transparent decision making
Definition easily observable or understood
  • They promised a transparent budgetary process.
transparent = easily observable or understood
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Jem's head at times was transparent: he had thought that up to make me understand he wasn't afraid of Radleys in any shape or form, to contrast his own fearless heroism with my cowardice.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • transparent = easily understood
  • The best hope for limiting excessive political influence of special interest groups is to make the decision-making process more transparent.

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