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TRANSPA'RENT, adjective [Latin trans and pareo, to appear.]

1. Having the property of transmitting rays of light so that bodies can be distinctly seen through; pervious to light; diaphanous; pellucid; as transparent glass; a transparent diamond; opposed to opake.

2. Admitting the passage of light; open porous; as a transparent vail.