transparency Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “transparency” in the English Dictionary

"transparency" in British English

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uk   /trænˈspær.ə  us   /-ˈsper-/

transparency noun (SEE THROUGH)

[U] the ​characteristic of being ​easy to ​see through: The ​old-fashionedtype of ​plasticlacked transparency. [C] specialized art a ​photograph or ​pictureprinted on ​plastic that you can ​see on a ​screen by ​shining a ​light through it

transparency noun (OPEN)

[U] the ​quality of being done in an ​open way without ​secrets: We ​want more transparency ingovernment.
(Definition of transparency from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"transparency" in American English

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transparencynoun [C/U]

 us   /trænˈspær·ən·si, -ˈspeər-/
the ​quality of being ​easy to ​see through: [U] This ​plastic has the transparency of ​glass. A transparency is a ​picture you can show on a ​screen: [C] They used transparencies to show ​pages of the new ​book.
(Definition of transparency from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"transparency" in Business English

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uk   us   /trænˈspærənsi/ (plural transparencies)
[U] a ​situation in which ​business and ​financialactivities are done in an ​open way without ​secrets, so that ​people can ​trust that they are ​fair and honest: We need to ​strikebalance between the need for transparency and ​respect for ​individualprivacy. Using ​personalaccounts to ​conduct city ​businessreduces the transparency of the ​publicprocess. The Treasury suggested a greater role for ​independentauditors to ​increase transparency and ​accountability. Our ​goal is to make sure that ​unionleadersoperate with the utmost degree of transparency. financial/​market/​corporate transparencymore/greater/improved transparency Consumer ​groups are ​backingdemands for more transparency in car-hire ​pricing.transparency in/on sth We need greater transparency in the ​market after last year's ​scandals.a lack/shortage of transparency Concerns have been ​raised about a ​lack of transparency ​regarding the company's ​healthcare and ​pension liabilities. promote/​create/ensure transparency
[C] a ​thinpiece of ​clearplastic with writing or ​drawing on it that you can show on a ​wall or ​screen using an overheadprojector: colour transparencies
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(Definition of transparency from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “transparency”
in Chinese (Simplified) 透明性,透明, 幻灯片, 透明正片…
in Turkish slayt, diyapozitif…
in Russian диапозитив…
in Chinese (Traditional) 透明性,透明, 幻燈片, 透明正片…
in Polish przezrocze…
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