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"transparent" in British English

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transparentadjective

uk   /trænˈspær.ənt/ us   /trænˈsper.ənt/
  • 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 plastic box, so the children can see the roots growing. Her blouse was practically transparent!

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  • transparent adjective (WITHOUT SECRETS)

open and honest, without secrets: We are committed to being totally transparent about our charges.
(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) allowing light through so that objects can be clearly seen through it: Those transparent plastic boxes are called jewel boxes.
Transparent also means obvious: The real reason 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   /trænˈspærənt/ us  
transparent business and financial activities are done in an open way without secrets, so that people can trust that they are fair and honest: The charter aims to make the national health service a more transparent and open public corporation.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 OFT senior executive said he wanted the banks to make current accounts more transparent.open/efficient/fair and transparent Her appointment was based on an open and transparent selection process.
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(Definition of transparent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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