Definition of “transparent” - English Dictionary

“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)