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translucent


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Translucent  \Trans*lu"cent\,  a.  [L.  translucens,  -entis,  p.  pr 
  of  translucere  to  shine  through  trans  across  through  = 
  lucere  to  shine.  See  {Lucid}.] 
  1.  Transmitting  rays  of  light  without  permitting  objects  to 
  be  distinctly  seen;  partially  transparent. 
 
  2.  Transparent;  clear.  [Poetic]  ``Fountain  or  fresh  current  . 
  .  .  translucent,  pure.''  --Milton. 
 
  Replenished  from  the  cool,  translucent  springs. 
  --Pope. 
 
  Syn:  {Translucent},  {Transparent}. 
 
  Usage:  A  thing  is  translucent  when  it  merely  admits  the 
  passage  of  light,  without  enabling  us  to  distinguish 
  the  color  and  outline  of  objects  through  it  it  is 
  transparent  when  we  can  clearly  discern  objects  placed 
  on  the  other  side  of  it  Glass,  water,  etc.,  are 
  transparent;  ground  glass  is  translucent;  a 
  translucent  style. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  translucent 
  adj  :  almost  transparent;  allowing  light  to  pass  through 
  diffusely;  "translucent  amber"  [syn:  {semitransparent}] 




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