Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “transparency”

See all translations

transparency

noun
 
 
/trænˈspærənsi/ ( plural transparencies)
[U] a situation in which business and financial activities are done in an open way without secrets, so that people can trust that they are fair and honest: We need to strike balance between the need for transparency and respect for individual privacy. Using personal accounts to conduct city business reduces the transparency of the public process. The Treasury suggested a greater role for independent auditors to increase transparency and accountability. Our goal is to make sure that union leaders operate with the utmost degree of transparency. financial/market/corporate transparencymore/greater/improved transparency Consumer groups are backing demands 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 →  Compare opacity
[C] a thin piece of clear plastic with writing or drawing on it that you can show on a wall or screen using an overhead projector: colour transparencies →  See also acetate
Translations of “transparency”
in Chinese (Traditional) 透明性,透明, 幻燈片, 透明正片…
in Russian диапозитив…
in Turkish slayt, diyapozitif…
in Chinese (Simplified) 透明性,透明, 幻灯片, 透明正片…
in Polish przezrocze…
(Definition of transparency from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of transparency?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Business English definitions for “transparency”

Definitions of “transparency” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

white Christmas

a Christmas when it snows

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More