opaqueness opaqueness


  1. (n) incomprehensibility resulting from obscurity of meaning
  2. (n) the quality of being opaque to a degree; the degree to which something reduces the passage of light



  1. Still, some viewers are confused by the film's veering into opaqueness toward the end.
  2. Soon the boat was enveloped in the vast, protective opaqueness of the deep.
  3. The opaqueness of Shanghai's suspected SARS caseload could be the kind of numbers game that dents that faith.


  • What Are The Limits Of Transparency?

    Modern business theorists hail the open organization, but secrets between employers and employees are sometimes a good thing. Jim Heskett discusses the balance between transparency and opaqueness.
    on July 10, 2013     Source: Forbes


  1. "Let us rebuild capitalism in which credit agencies are controlled and punished when necessary, where transparency ...... replaces opaqueness," Sarkozy said at Tuesday's meeting. "We can do this on one condition, that we all work together in...
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: Newsweek

  2. The US is "concerned about the opaqueness of Beijing's military spending and modernization programs," Gates said.
    on Jun 2, 2007 By: Robert Gates Source: Bloomberg

  3. "We probably are at least halfway through and perhaps a little bit more, maybe 60 percent, but the 40 percent is still of substantial magnitude and there is still significant opaqueness where those weak assets fully reside," Kaufman said in a...
    on Jul 16, 2008 By: Henry Kaufman Source: Reuters

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