transparency

Part of speech: noun

The property of being transparent; a transparent picture or other device.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", John Burroughs.