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trans·par·ent / tranˈspe(ə)rənt; -ˈspar-/ • adj. (of a material or article) allowing light to pass through so that objects behind can be distinctly seen: transparent blue water. ∎  easy to perceive or detect: the residents will see through any transparent attempt to buy their votes the meaning of the poem is by no means transparent. ∎  having thoughts, feelings, or motives that are easily perceived: you'd be no good at poker—you're too transparent. ∎  (of an organization or its activities) open to public scrutiny: if you had transparent government procurement, corruption would go away. ∎  Physics transmitting heat or other electromagnetic rays without distortion. ∎ Comput. (of a process or interface) functioning without the user being aware of its presence. DERIVATIVES: trans·par·ent·ly adv. a transparently feeble argument.

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1. Denoting a property or a component of a computer system that provides some facilities without restrictions or interference arising from the way it is implemented. For example, if a machine with 32-bit wide words has an 8-bit wide ALU yet performs correct 32-bit arithmetic, then the ALU size is transparent in such use.

2. Denoting or using a transmission path that passes a signal, or some particular feature of a signal, without restricting or changing it. Note that nontransparent systems would not allow particular signals to be transmitted as data, reserving them for special purposes. See also data transparency.

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transparent that can be seen through XV; (fig.) XVI. — (O)F. transparent — medL. transpārēns, -ent-, f. L. TRANS- + pārēre APPEAR.
So transparency XVI.

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transparent Applied to a substance (e.g. a mineral) which transmits light and through which the outlines of objects can be seen clearly.

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