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Meaning of OPACITY

Pronunciation:  owp'asutee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the quality of being opaque to a degree; the degree to which something reduces the passage of light
  2. [n]  incomprehensibility resulting from obscurity of meaning
  3. [n]  the phenomenon of not permitting the passage of electromagnetic radiation
 

OPACITY is a 7 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: opaqueness
 
 Antonyms: clarity, clearness, transparence, transparency, uncloudedness
 
 See Also: blurriness, cloudiness, fogginess, fuzziness, incomprehensibility, indistinctness, muddiness, murkiness, optical opacity, physical phenomenon, quality, radio-opacity, radiopacity

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\O*pac"i*ty\, n. [L. opacitas: cf.F. opacit['e].]
1. The state of being opaque; the quality of a body which
   renders it impervious to the rays of light; want of
   transparency; opaqueness.

2. Obscurity; want of clearness. --Bp. Hall.

 
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