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transparent (adj.)

early 15c., from Medieval Latin transparentem (nominative transparens), present participle of transparere "show light through," from Latin trans "across, beyond; through" (see trans-) + parere "come in sight, appear; submit, obey" (see appear). Figurative sense of "easily seen through" is first attested 1590s. The attempt to back-form a verb transpare (c. 1600) died with the 17c. Related: Transparently.

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Definitions of transparent from WordNet

transparent (adj.)
free of deceit;
Synonyms: guileless
transparent (adj.)
transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity;
transparent crystal
Synonyms: crystalline / crystal clear / limpid / lucid / pellucid
transparent (adj.)
so thin as to transmit light;
transparent chiffon
Synonyms: diaphanous / filmy / gauzy / gauze-like / gossamer / see-through / sheer / vaporous / vapourous / cobwebby
transparent (adj.)
easily understood or seen through (because of a lack of subtlety);
a transparent lie
a transparent explanation
From wordnet.princeton.edu