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Comparison of usage frequency between the adjective opaque and its most common antonym:

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Opaque (impossible to see through; preventing the passage of light) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Kaplan GRE Exam Vocabulary in a Box, which includes 500 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the adjective opaque

What does opaque mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more opaque / opaquer | most opaque / opaquest

  1. not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight
  2. hard or impossible to understand

Alternative definition of the adjective opaque

adjective

  1. Neither reflecting nor emitting light.
  2. Allowing little light to pass through, not translucent or transparent.
  3. [figuratively] Unclear, unintelligible, hard to get or explain the meaning of
  4. [figuratively] Obtuse, stupid.
  5. [computing] Describes a type for which higher-level callers have no knowledge of data values or their representations; all operations are carried out by the type's defined abstract operators.

Definition of the noun opaque

What does opaque mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: opaques

  1. [obsolete, poetic] An area of darkness; a place or region with no light.
  2. Something which is opaque rather than translucent.

Definition of the verb opaque

What does opaque mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: opaqued | opaquing | opaques

  1. [transitive] To make, render (more) opaque.

People

  1. Opaque: Morten Aasdahl Eliassen, also known as stage name Opaque or the alias Mae, is a Norwegian rapper from Furuset in Oslo.
  2. Opaque a.k.a. Joshua Collins is a house music producer who has released hundreds of singles and remixes on labels such as Universal Music, Hooj Choons, NRK Sound Division, and King Street Sounds. He also created his own labels Silent Machine Recordings, and frik:n:frak recordings.
  3. Opaque a.k.a. Paul Dolby is a musical artist, musician, recording engineer, record producer, composer, musical group.

Group

Opaque is a musical group.

Music

  1. "Opaque" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  2. "Opaque" is a musical album of Nailed to Obscurity.
  3. "Opaque" is a musical album of The Ruby Set.
    • released on (17 years ago)
  4. "Opaque" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  5. "Opaque" is a musical EP of Stendec.
    • released in (10 years ago)
  6. "Opaque" is a musical EP of Morose.
    • released in (9 years ago)
  7. "Opaque" is a musical album of Fareed Haque.
  8. "Opaque" is a musical album of Pekka Pylkkänen's Tube Factory.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  9. "Opaque" is a musical EP of Dean DeCosta.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  10. "Opaque" is a musical EP of Antemeridiem.
  11. "Opaque" is a composition.
  12. "Opaque" a.k.a. "..in Hate, Havoc or in Haze" is a musical album of Darc Entries.

Phrases with Opaque

  1. opaque gem
  2. Opaque Pebblesnail
  3. radio-opaque

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Opaque

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Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge on an Original Plan Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings Edited by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose (1845)

Mixed sciences, vol. 4

Transparent, but sometimes rendered opaque by foreign matter. Lustre adamantine. Colour white, sometimes grey, blue, green, yellow, red, brown, black . Streak greyish. Found in the East Indies and in 'Brazil. B. 00.41.. a. Not bituminous.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1858)

Mil - Nav

Opaque, or translucent on the edges ; adamantine. Grayish or iron-black, or dark reddish- brown. B.B. infusible; slightly affected by acids. Chem. com. 58*9 titanic acid, and 41*1 lime, with 2 to 5 iron protoxide. Slatoust, Kaiserstuhl in Baden.

Google previewSpons' dictionary of engineering, ed. by O. Byrne (and Spon). 8 div (1869)

by Oliver Byrne, Ernest Spon

Dissolves easily into a clear, colourless bead, which, when much oxide is present , may bo rendered opaque and flocculent by an intermittent flame, and become so spontaneously with a still Iwgwr addition of the oxide. When a considerable ...

Google previewThe Current Encyclopedia (1901)

A Monthly Record of Human Progress

OPAQUE PROJECTOR, The— This remarkable optical instrument, known as the Carman opaque projector, is the invention of JXr. C. W. Carman, formerly professor of physics at the Lewis Institute, Chicago, and later at the Chicago Institute.

Google previewA Dictionary of Practical Surgery (1822)

Solid lens, opaque in the centre, transparent in the circumference, with capsule in the same Soft opaque lens, with, or without opacity of the capsule. Two single, two double Soft opaque lens, with dotted capsule, the spots white, the spaces ...

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Quotes about Opaque

The future is an opaque mirror. Anyone who tries to look into it sees nothing but the dim outlines of an old and worried face. (Jim Bishop)
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Scrabble value of O1P3A1Q10U1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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