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Transparent vs. Opaque

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Transparentadjective

(of a material or object) See-through, clear; having the property that light passes through it almost undisturbed, such that one can see through it clearly.

‘The waters of the lake were transparent until the factory dumped waste there.’;

Opaqueadjective

Neither reflecting nor emitting light.

Transparentadjective

(of a system or organization) Open, public; having the property that theories and practices are publicly visible, thereby reducing the chance of corruption.

Opaqueadjective

Allowing little light to pass through, not translucent or transparent.

Transparentadjective

Obvious; readily apparent; easy to see or understand.

‘His reasons for the decision were transparent.’;

Opaqueadjective

(figuratively) Unclear, unintelligible, hard to get or explain the meaning of

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Transparentadjective

(signal processing) Having the property of transparency, i.e. sufficiently accurate that the compressed result is perceptually indistinguishable from the uncompressed input.

Opaqueadjective

(figuratively) Obtuse, stupid.

Transparentadjective

Having the property of transmitting rays of light, so that bodies can be distinctly seen through; pervious to light; diaphanous; pellucid; as, transparent glass; a transparent diamond; - opposed to opaque.

Opaqueadjective

(computing) Describes a type for which higher-level callers have no knowledge of data values or their representations; all operations are carried out by the type's defined abstract operators.

Transparentadjective

Admitting the passage of light; open; porous; as, a transparent veil.

Opaquenoun

An area of darkness; a place or region with no light.

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Transparentadjective

transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity;

‘the cold crystalline water of melted snow’; ‘crystal clear skies’; ‘could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool’; ‘lucid air’; ‘a pellucid brook’; ‘transparent cristal’;

Opaquenoun

Something which is opaque rather than translucent.

Transparentadjective

so thin as to transmit light;

‘a hat with a diaphanous veil’; ‘filmy wings of a moth’; ‘gauzy clouds of dandelion down’; ‘gossamer cobwebs’; ‘sheer silk stockings’; ‘transparent chiffon’; ‘vaporous silks’;

Opaqueverb

(transitive) To make, render (more) opaque.

Transparentadjective

free of deceit

Opaqueadjective

Impervious to the rays of light; not transparent; as, an opaque substance.

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Transparentadjective

easily understood or seen through (because of a lack of subtlety);

‘a transparent explanation’; ‘a transparent lie’;

Opaqueadjective

Obscure; not clear; unintelligible.

Opaquenoun

That which is opaque; opacity.

Opaqueadjective

not clear; not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy;

‘opaque windows of the jail’; ‘opaque to X-rays’;

Opaqueadjective

not clearly understood or expressed

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