Transparency

In optics, the degree to which an object or surface is transparent, or allows light to pass through it. See also Translucency and Opacity.

In photography and imaging, a transparency is a photographic color positive exposed on transparent film. Some common proprietary types of transparency films are Kodachrome, Agfachrome, Ektachrome, and Fuji Chrome. Transparencies are often used to generate color separations, and are used often in scanning. Common stndard sizes of transparency are 35mm, 2G" x 2H", 4" x 5", and 8" x 10". Due to the higher resolution potential of transparencies, they are preferred over prints as the original copy for scanning. A transparency is often colloquially referred to as a chrome or a tranny.

In computers, transparency is a property of a computer function which takes place automatically, unbeknownst to the operator. See Transparent Function. See also Transparent Software.

[Data communications mode that enables equipment to send and receive bit patterns of any form, without regard to interpretation as control characters. The user is unaware that this is taking place.

Manner of transmitting electronic data in which bit patterns are not interpreted, acted upon, or transformed by transmitting or receiving devices, or by intervening devices.]

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