Definition of transpicuous in English:


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Pronunciation: /tranˈspɪkjʊəs
, trɑːn-/


  • 1Transparent.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.


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

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