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"transparent" in British English

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transparentadjective

uk   /trænˈspær.ənt/  us   /trænˈsper-/

transparent adjective (SEE THROUGH)

B2 If a ​substance or ​object is transparent, you can ​see through it very ​clearly: Grow the ​bulbs in a transparent ​plasticbox, so the ​children can ​see the ​rootsgrowing. Her ​blouse was ​practically transparent!
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transparent adjective (OBVIOUS)

clear and ​easy to ​understand or ​recognize: I ​think we should ​try to make the ​instructions more transparent.

transparent adjective (WITHOUT SECRETS)

open and ​honest, without ​secrets: We are ​committed to being ​totally transparent about ​ourcharges.
(Definition of transparent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"transparent" in American English

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transparentadjective

 us   /trænˈspær·ənt, -ˈspeər-/
(of a ​substance) ​allowinglight through so that ​objects can be ​clearlyseen through it: Those transparent ​plasticboxes are called ​jewelboxes. Transparent also ​meansobvious: The ​realreason for her ​leaving was so transparent, no one ​believed it.
(Definition of transparent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"transparent" in Business English

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transparentadjective

uk   us   /trænˈspærənt/
transparent ​business and ​financialactivities are done in an ​open way without ​secrets, so that ​people can ​trust that they are ​fair and honest: The ​charteraims to make the ​nationalhealthservice a more transparent and ​openpubliccorporation.transparent about sth Companies need to be transparent about their ​goals and ​policies. Our ​aim is to ​create a transparent ​market that ​rewards genuine ​innovation and ​risk. a transparent ​system/​process/​environment An ​OFTseniorexecutive said he wanted the ​banks to make ​currentaccounts more transparent.open/efficient/fair and transparent Her ​appointment was ​based on an ​open and transparent ​selectionprocess.
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(Definition of transparent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “transparent”
in Korean 투명한…
in Arabic شَفّاف…
in Malaysian lut sinar…
in French transparent…
in Russian прозрачный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 透明的, 清楚易懂的, 顯而易見的…
in Italian trasparente…
in Turkish saydam, şeffaf, geçirgen…
in Polish przezroczysty…
in Spanish transparente…
in Vietnamese có thể nhìn xuyên qua…
in Portuguese transparente…
in Thai ที่มองผ่านได้ง่าย…
in German durchsichtig…
in Catalan transparent…
in Japanese 透明な, 透き通った…
in Chinese (Simplified) 透明的, 清楚易懂的, 显而易见的…
in Indonesian tembus pandang…
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