word of the day

trans⋅par⋅ent [dictionary.com]
[trans-pair-uhnt, -par-]
–adjective
1. having the property of transmitting rays of light through its substance so that bodies situated beyond or behind can be distinctly seen.
2. admitting the passage of light through interstices.
3. so sheer as to permit light to pass through; diaphanous.
4. easily seen through, recognized, or detected: transparent excuses.
5. manifest; obvious: a story with a transparent plot.
6. open; frank; candid: the man’s transparent earnestness.
7. Computers. (of a process or software) operating in such a way as to not be perceived by users.
8. Obsolete. shining through, as light.


‘You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means’

Inigo Montoya, political analyst

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Posted on January 5, 2010, in education, freedom. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. As an engineer, the definition and my application of “Transparent” is clear. As an individual, the definition is clear but my application is opaque. Why is that?

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