Definition of transparency in US English:

transparency

noun

  • 1The condition of being transparent.

    ‘the transparency of ice’
    • ‘Measurement and information systems need to be developed to provide full transparency throughout public education.’
    • ‘At the same time, society is demanding more transparency in those business transactions.’
    • ‘We also want to see more transparency with regard to securities, derivative transactions, investment, and guarantees.’
    • ‘Hopefully, this legislation will bring greater transparency in these transactions.’
    • ‘The on-line service provides full transparency by maintaining computerised records of the feed inputs used in the rearing of animals.’
    • ‘Yet the talks failed over two relatively minor issues - trade facilitation and transparency in government procurement.’
    • ‘Authorities also introduced an open land tender system last year to improve market transparency, replacing often opaque land sales.’
    • ‘Corporate executives, however, see more to lose than gain from increased transparency.’
    • ‘Central and provincial authorities should do more to promote transparency in government procurement and contract bidding.’
    • ‘The material can achieve optical transparency of better than 95 % for sheet resistance values in excess of 1000 /.’
    • ‘Yet passions will be inflamed in this instance, and complete transparency of the process is required.’
    • ‘Increased price transparency - the process of making inefficient markets more efficient - will send ripple effects through the economy.’
    • ‘But they resisted talks on more transparency in government procurement.’
    • ‘Demands for greater financial transparency were resisted at every turn.’
    • ‘A single currency will also increase price transparency and thus highlight price differences still existing between Member States.’
    • ‘In simple terms, the new code will create transparency in the process.’
    • ‘She also demanded transparency in the evaluation process of the candidates.’
    • ‘Programs to improve financial transparency, corporate governance and debt reduction were hard to find.’
    • ‘Full transparency is maintained by publishing the reserves and the aggregate balance in the clearing accounts of the banking system.’
    • ‘In essence, the rationality means transparency with regard to both investment strategies and performance.’
    translucency, lucidity, pellucidity, limpidness, limpidity, glassiness, liquidity, clearness, clarity
    clarity, clearness, lucidity, straightforwardness, plainness, obviousness, explicitness, unambiguity, unambiguousness
    blatantness, flagrancy, obviousness, patentness, manifestness, barefacedness, shamelessness, brazenness, boldness, unmistakableness, clearness, clarity, plainness, visibility, distinctness, apparentness, perceptibility, discernibility, palpability
    frankness, openness, candidness, honesty, directness, forthrightness, unreservedness, plain-spokenness, straightness, straightforwardness, ingenuousness, innocence, guilelessness, simplicity
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  • 2An image, text, or positive transparent photograph printed on transparent plastic or glass, able to be viewed using a projector.

    • ‘She then presents the photographs as transparencies in light-boxes.’
    • ‘Photographic images can be used in the design by shining a light through a transparency onto a chemically treated mesh.’
    • ‘Any person with photographs, transparencies, or film negatives can contribute to this project simply by applying.’
    • ‘All that's missing is a transparency adapter for converting slides.’
    • ‘The effect is not unlike a large colour transparency seen on a light box.’
    • ‘I was the official photographer, first in black-and-white (home processed), later in colour transparency.’
    • ‘Documentation can take the form of written language transcriptions, audiotapes, photographs, videotapes, video prints, overhead transparencies, and children's productions.’
    • ‘Briefly, two aqueous chambers are separated by a partition made from overhead transparency film.’
    • ‘Light micrographs were taken in digital form and as conventional black and white negative and colour transparencies.’
    • ‘One raster pixel image is rendered on paper, and the second image is rendered on transparency film.’
    • ‘The transcripts were read in the group using overhead transparencies after changing the identifying information.’
    • ‘Electronic images, transparencies and glossy prints are acceptable.’
    • ‘The technical equipment for displaying overhead transparencies is widely available and reliable.’
    • ‘Combined with the new photographs was work I had already done from color transparencies.’
    • ‘He paged through about a dozen transparencies on the overhead projector.’
    • ‘I made transparencies of their original sketches and we used overhead projectors to trace their designs on the walls.’
    • ‘If you're using the images for the web, a flatbed scanner with transparency adapter will do nicely.’
    • ‘Each CD contained all the full-color Russian overhead transparencies that I used in my lectures.’
    • ‘I also made color separation negatives from color transparencies by enlarging in the darkroom.’
    • ‘On this occasion I shot with transparency film, and after dark with ISO 400 colour negative.’
    slide, diapositive
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Origin

Late 16th century (as a general term denoting a transparent object): from medieval Latin transparentia, from transparent- ‘shining through’ (see transparent).

Pronunciation

transparency

/ˌtranˈsperənsē//ˌtrænˈspɛrənsi/