Meaning of “opaque” in the English Dictionary

"opaque" in English

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uk /əʊˈpeɪk/ us /oʊˈpeɪk/

formal Opaque writing or speech is difficult to understand:

I find her poetry a little too opaque.

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adverb uk /əʊˈpeɪ us /oʊˈpeɪ

(Definition of “opaque” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"opaque" in American English

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opaqueadjective [ not gradable ]

us /oʊˈpeɪk/

(of a substance) preventing light from traveling through, and therefore not allowing you to see through it:

Opaque also means difficult to understand:

The majority of readers found his poetry difficult, even opaque.

(Definition of “opaque” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"opaque" in Business English

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uk /əʊˈpeɪk/ us

difficult to understand or know about, especially because things have been intentionally kept secret or made complicated:

Governments have been able to maintain opaque and discriminatory procurement practices.
Accounting firms have been notoriously opaque about their finances in the past.

(Definition of “opaque” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)