Definition of transparency in English:


Line breaks: trans|par¦ency
Pronunciation: /tranˈspar(ə)nsi
, trɑːn-, -ˈspɛː-/

noun (plural transparencies)

  • 2A positive transparent photograph printed on transparent plastic or glass, able to be viewed using a slide projector: colour transparencies of the Grand Canyon
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    • She then presents the photographs as transparencies in light-boxes.
    • Documentation can take the form of written language transcriptions, audiotapes, photographs, videotapes, video prints, overhead transparencies, and children's productions.
    • Electronic images, transparencies and glossy prints are acceptable.
    slide, diapositive; photograph, photo, picture, snap, image, portrait, print, plate, film, exposure, still


late 16th century (as a general term denoting a transparent object): from medieval Latin transparentia, from transparent- 'shining through' (see transparent).

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