American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A transparent object, especially a photographic slide that is viewed by light shining through it from behind or by projection.
- n. The quality or state of being transparent.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The property or state of being transparent; that state or property of a body by which it admits of the passage of: rays of light so that forms, colors, and brightness of objects can be seen through it; diaphaneity.
- n. Something intended to be seen by means of transmitted light, as a picture, a sign, or other representation; often, an announcement of news, painted on canvas or other translucent material and lighted from behind; hence, by extension, a frame or construction, usually of wood and muslin, containing the lights necessary, and having one, two, or four inscriptions, or the like, on different sides.
- n. In photography, a positive picture on glass, intended to be viewed by transmitted light. Such pictures are in common use for hanging in windows as ornaments, and are still more common as lantern-slides, for projection on a screen by the magic-lantern or stereopticon.
- n. A translation of the German title Durchlaucht (Seine Durchlaucht, literally ‘His Perlustriousness,’ used like the English His Serene Highness).
- n. countable a transparent object.
- n. countable specifically, a transparent material with an image on it, that is viewable by shining light through it.
- n. figuratively openness, degree of accessibility to view
- n. uncountable the quality of being transparent; transparence.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or condition of being transparent; transparence.
- n. That which is transparent; especially, a picture painted on thin cloth or glass, or impressed on porcelain, or the like, to be viewed by natural or artificial light, which shines through it.
- n. picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector
- n. the quality of being clear and transparent
- n. permitting the free passage of electromagnetic radiation
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“4. We use the term transparency as an alternative to visual control, particularly to indicate the need for everyone to see all of the activities occurring along a value stream flowing through many departments, functions, and firms.”
“Dazan also says the participating political parties need the final voters list to ensure what he described as transparency in the upcoming general elections.”
“Another effort, which he called the transparency project, began in 2005 posting on the agency's Web site its correspondence with companies.”
“Miguel - I guess what you call transparency - I call not "impuning the motives of a person who do not know" -- which has happened on many sides of this issue indeed Stephen did also in a portion of his synopsis, which I didn't quote.”
“And I think he inflicted this pressure on him because he ran a regime of terror that -- what we call transparency and structural reform is not meant to democratize the Palestinians.”
“But in the interim one of the other priorities that we have is to begin discussions with the Russians on what we call transparency and irreversibility with respect to the nuclear materials that now will be coming out of these numbers of weapons that are called for in terms of START I and over time, START II reductions.”
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