from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Transmitting light but causing sufficient diffusion to prevent perception of distinct images.
- adj. Clear; lucid.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Allowing light to pass through, but diffusing it.
- adj. Clear, lucid, or transparent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Transmitting rays of light without permitting objects to be distinctly seen; partially transparent.
- adj. Transparent; clear.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Transmitting rays of light, withont being transparent, as alabaster.
- Transparent; clear.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. allowing light to pass through diffusely
Latin trānslūcēns, trānslūcent-, present participle of trānslūcēre, to shine through : trāns-, trans- + lūcēre, to shine; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin translucentem, accusative of translucens which is present participle of translucere, trans- "through" and lucere "to shine". (Wiktionary)