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transparent

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3 meanings
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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
  • Twice I walked into a spider's web, feeling the fine, transparent threads across my face, and I liked them there.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • transparent = capable of being seen through
  • The wall flickered, quivered, grew transparent.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • transparent = capable of being seen through
  • 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
  • It delivered two liters of oxygen to me each minute through a cannula, a transparent tube that split just beneath my neck, wrapped behind my ears, and then reunited in my nostrils.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • transparent = capable of being seen through
  • Scrooge asked the question, because he didn't know whether a ghost so transparent might find himself in a condition to take a chair; and felt that in the event of its being impossible, it might involve the necessity of an embarrassing explanation.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • transparent = capable of being seen through
  • They sat hunched on the bench, each holding in hand a hornbook, a small stout-handled wooden slab on which was fastened a tiny sheet of paper, protected by a thin strip of transparent horn held in place by a narrow leather strip and tiny brass nails.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
transparent = easily seen through

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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.
  • Transparent heretics, be burnt for liars!
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • transparent = obvious (despite attempts to hide it)
  • 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 wiser effort would have been to diffuse thought and imagination through the opaque substance of to-day, and thus to make it a bright transparency; to spiritualise the burden that began to weigh so heavily; to seek, resolutely, the true and indestructible value that lay hidden in the petty and wearisome incidents, and ordinary characters with which I was now conversant.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • transparency = something easily observable and understood
  • —then, at some inevitable moment, will the soul of the sufferer be dissolved, and flow forth in a dark but transparent stream, bringing all its mysteries into the daylight.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • transparent = easily observable or 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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