Definition of transpicuous in English:

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transpicuous

Pronunciation: /tranˈspɪkjʊəs/
/trɑːn-/

adjective

rare
1Transparent.
Example sentences
  • A transpicuous thermoplastic, such as a copolymer of styrene and acrylonitrile, is highly suitable.
  • In order that the transparent material be transpicuous, the transparent material is preferably a transparent plastic or a transparent glass.
1.1Easily understood, lucid.
Example sentences
  • Don't try to impress someone by thesaurusizing your email with terms you wouldn't use in person - it sounds diaphanous, limpid, and transpicuous.
  • In her current body of work, the site of memory revisited becomes transpicuous with every visit.
  • These arrests will be spun as transpicuous proof that said officials are on the ball, keeping us safe.

Origin

Mid 17th century: from modern Latin transpicuus (from Latin transpicere 'look through') + -ous.

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