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transparent (adj) letting light to pass through/clearly seen through.

Something is transparent you can easily see thorough it. Glass, for example, is transparent. It allows light to pass through it freely and you can clearly see what is on the other side of it. The functioning of a government is transparent if it has nothing to hide from the public. A deal is transparent if every thing about it is open and nothing is a secret.

  • We could see the contents of the container because it was of transparent plastic. The inside of the container was clearly visible to those who looked at it.
  • The government claimed that everything about the deal with the foreign country was transparent. It declared that any one was free to examine the documents of the deal.
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