transparency Definition

  • 1the quality of being able to see through a material or substance
  • 2the quality of being easy to perceive or detect
  • 3the practice of being open and honest about one's actions and decisions

Using transparency: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "transparency" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The transparency of the glass allows us to see through it.

  • Example

    The company's financial transparency is highly valued by its shareholders.

  • Example

    The government's lack of transparency regarding their decision-making process has caused public outrage.

transparency Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with transparency

  • a situation where information is not openly shared or is deliberately withheld


    The company's lack of transparency regarding their environmental impact has led to criticism from activists.

  • the practice of making government activities and decisions visible and accessible to the public


    Many citizens believe that transparency in government is essential for a healthy democracy.

  • the practice of making financial information easily accessible and understandable to stakeholders


    The organization's commitment to financial transparency has helped build trust with its donors.

Origins of transparency

from Medieval Latin 'transparencia', from Latin 'transparere', meaning 'shine through'


Summary: transparency in Brief

Transparency [trænsˈpærənsi] refers to the quality of being able to see through a material, being easy to perceive or detect, and the practice of being open and honest. Examples include the transparency of glass and the financial transparency of companies. Phrases include 'lack of transparency' and 'transparency in government.'

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