What does the word transparency mean?

Usage examples for transparency

  1. For a while there were two sheets, separated by a more or less clearly defined, vertical layer of transparency or maybe blackness rather. – Over Prairie Trails by Frederick Philip Grove
  2. The colour of the water, before this rebound hides it in foam and mist, is of the brightest and most delicate green; the violence of the impulse sends it far over the precipice before it falls, and the effect of the ever varying light through its transparency is, I think, the loveliest thing I ever looked upon. – Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope
  3. Of course Carlyle might reply that stained glass has other merits than transparency, or he might ask: Why should an author's style be compared to glass anyhow, since it is impossible to dissociate it from the matter of his discourse? – The Last Harvest by John Burroughs