from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a transparent object.
- n. specifically, a transparent material with an image on it, that is viewable by shining light through it.
- n. openness, degree of accessibility to view
- n. the quality of being transparent; transparence.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The 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.
- n. A translation of the German title Durchlaucht (Seine Durchlaucht, literally ‘His Perlustriousness,’ used like the English His Serene Highness).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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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