opacity : Definition, Usages, News and More

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oh pa suh tee

  • n  the phenomenon of not permitting the passage of electromagnetic radiation
  • n  incomprehensibility resulting from obscurity of meaning
  • n  the quality of being opaque to a degree; the degree to which something reduces the passage of light

  • The nerves were rattled by the studied opacity of the official American speakers, who are awaiting the Administration's policy reviews on Iraq, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan before .
  • Her relentless opacity was impressive.
  • Lost amidst all the uproar is the fact that the Blommer family, which still owns and operates the factory, agreed with the EPA that its factory "opacity," or the amount of light .
News & Articles


  • Gordon Brown in USA Today
    For we must build a new global financial order founded on transparency, not opacity, rewarding success not excess, responsibility, not impunity, and which is global not national,Brown said. "We must clearly state that the age of...
  • Andy Williams in MarketWatch (press release)
    As the markets grew larger and more complex _ in scope and in products offered _ the commission failed to keep pace. As the markets needed more transparency, the SEC allowed opacity to reign. As an overheated market needed a strong referee to rein... Arthur Levitt http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Levitt&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEo_Su9vozQz7nS7BABst6aUCeZ0g FOXNews http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2008Oct16/0,4670,LevittSEC,00.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGwN5rJXiaYAUTxIFhDxvaFQQNJpg Oct 16, 2008 69795 93269 opacity Not being restricted to white material is a tremendous advantage (of the GS3200)," said Andy Williams, managing director of Andesign (Sutton Coldfield, UK). "The good opacity of the white is enhanced by the way it can be incorporated into...

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