transparent

transparent
[[t]trænspæ̱rənt, AM -pe̱r-[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED If an object or substance is transparent, you can see through it.

...a sheet of transparent coloured plastic...

I looked at his thin face with its almost transparent skin.

Ant:
2) ADJ-GRADED If a situation, system, or activity is transparent, it is easily understood or recognized.

We are now striving hard to establish a transparent parliamentary democracy...

The company has to make its accounts and operations as transparent as possible.

Derived words:
transparently ADV-GRADED ADV with v, ADV adj

The system was clearly not functioning smoothly or transparently...

The book is remarkably accurate and transparently fair-minded.

3) ADJ-GRADED You use transparent to describe a statement or action that is obviously dishonest or wrong, and that you think will not deceive people.

...a transparent effort by officials to blame foreigners...

He thought he could fool people with transparent deceptions.

Derived words:
transparently ADV-GRADED ADV adj

To force this agreement on the nation is transparently wrong...

Her answers were transparently untruthful.


English dictionary. 2008.

Игры ⚽ Поможем сделать НИР
Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • transparent — transparent …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Transparent — Transparent …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • transparent — transparent, ente [ trɑ̃sparɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. et n. m. • 1370; tresparent XIIIe; lat. médiév. transparens, rad. parere « paraître » I ♦ Adj. 1 ♦ Qui laisse passer la lumière et paraître avec netteté les objets qui se trouvent derrière. « L onde… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • transparent — TRANSPARÉNT, Ă, transparenţi, te, adj., s.n. I. adj. 1. Care poate fi străbătut de radiaţii electromagnetice (mai ales de lumină), fără ca acestea să fie absorbite sau difuzate; prin care se poate vedea clar, care lasă să se vadă limpede conturul …   Dicționar Român

  • transparent — trans‧par‧ent [trænˈspærənt, ˈspeər ǁ ˈspær , ˈsper ] adjective if rules, methods, or business dealings are transparent, they are clear and people can see that they are fair and honest: • The trade agreement between Japan and the US is more… …   Financial and business terms

  • transparent — transparent, ente (trans spa ran, ran t ) adj. 1°   Qui se laisse pénétrer par une lumière assez abondante pour permettre de distinguer nettement les objets à travers leur épaisseur. •   Tous les corps qui sont sur la terre, ou colorés, ou… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • transparent — Adj durchsichtig, durchscheinend erw. fach. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. transparent, dieses aus mittellateinischen Bildungen zu l. pārēre erscheinen, sichtbar sein und l. trāns . Abstraktum: Transparenz; Nomen instrumenti: Transparent …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Transparent — Trans*par ent, a. [F., from LL. transparens, entis, p. pr. of transparere to be transparent; L. trans across, through + parere to appear. See {Appear}.] 1. Having the property of transmitting rays of light, so that bodies can be distinctly seen… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transparent — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. u, Mc. transparentncie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}{{stl 12}}1. {{/stl 12}}{{stl 7}} napis, rysunek, malowidło o treści propagandowej, okolicznościowej, rocznicowej, mające duże wymiary, wykonane na tablicy… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • Transparent — (von lat. transparens „durchscheinend“, trans „(hin)durch“ und parere „sich zeigen“) steht für: ein Spruchband mit Aussagen, Forderungen, Sprüchen etc., das im Zuge einer Demonstration öffentlichkeitswirksam getragen wird, siehe Transparent… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • transparent — »durchscheinend, durchsichtig (auch übertragen)«: Das Adjektiv wurde im Anfang des 18. Jh.s aus gleichbed. frz. transparent entlehnt, das auf mlat. transparens zurückgeht. Dies gehört zu mlat. trans parere »durchscheinen«, einer Bildung aus lat.… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”