Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Easily understood or seen through.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Transparent; pervious to the sight.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Transparent; pervious to the sight.

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  • adjective Easily construed or seen through.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From New Latin trānspicuus, from Latin trānspicere, to see through : trāns-, trans- + specere, to look at; see spek- in Indo-European roots.]

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From the Latin word, trānspicuus ("transparent").

Examples

Comments

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  • clearly seen through or understood

    Example sentence: Although the reporter claimed to be merely curious, her motives were quite transpicuous; it was clear that she was hunting a story.

    November 13, 2007

  • I don't see how this adds to conspicuous or transparent.

    November 14, 2007

  • That's English for you. ;-)

    November 14, 2007