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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 British English

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transparencynoun

uk   /trænˈspær.ən.si/  us   /trænˈsper.ən.si/
  • transparency noun (OPEN)

[U] the quality of being done in an open way without secrets: We want more transparency in government.
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"transparency" in Business English

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transparencynoun

uk   us   /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
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[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
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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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