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English noun: opacity

1. opacity (phenomenon) the phenomenon of not permitting the passage of electromagnetic radiation

Broader (hypernym)physical phenomenon

Narrower (hyponym)optical opacity, radio-opacity, radiopacity

Antonymstransparence, transparency

2. opacity (attribute) incomprehensibility resulting from obscurity of meaning


Broader (hypernym)incomprehensibility

3. opacity (attribute) the quality of being opaque to a degree; the degree to which something reduces the passage of light


Broader (hypernym)quality

Narrower (hyponym)blurriness, cloudiness, fogginess, fuzziness, indistinctness, muddiness, murkiness, softness


Antonymsuncloudedness, clarity, clearness

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