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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: , present participle of transparere 'to show through', from Latin parere 'to show'

transparent

adjective
     
trans‧par‧ent
1 if something is transparent, you can see through it [= clear; ↪ opaque, translucent]:
a transparent plastic container
2 formal language or information that is transparent is clear and easy to understand:
The way the system works will be transparent to the user.
3 a lie, excuse etc that is transparent does not deceive people
transparently adverb

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