Definition of nontransparent in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌnäntranˈsperənt/


1Not able to be seen through; opaque: a work rendered in nontransparent acrylic
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  • Look at the surface of a swimming pool, for example - a shiny white, non-transparent surface.
  • The puppets were made from donkey skins, which were thick and non-transparent.
  • Observers, however, revealed some irregularities, including the use of wooden and thus non-transparent ballot boxes and a weakened solution of phosphoric ink.
2(Of an organization or its activities) not open to public scrutiny: the grant allocation process remains nontransparent and unclear
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  • The procedures and finances of the company are totally non-transparent.
  • Are we in a brave new world where democracy is the swansong for a regime of non-accountability, a non-transparent regime?
  • This has led to a very complex and completely non-transparent pricing model.



Example sentences
  • The banks have engaged in such non-transparency that not even they really know the shape they are in.
  • I have never before encountered such non-transparency, a completely opaque affair that avoided the democratic competition of ideas in drawing up the formulations.
  • They suffer from extreme complexity and result in non-transparency in administration, economic distortions and poor revenue productivity

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Syllabification: non·trans·par·ent

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