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(1) A change in hardware or software that, after installation, causes no noticeable change in operation. Also known as "feature transparency." Contrast with "seamless integration," which means that an additional component to the system can be added without incurring any problems.

(2) A part of an image or application window that takes on the color of whatever is beneath such as the desktop background. See transparency.


(1) See location transparency and network transparency.

(2) No noticeable changes (see transparent).

(3) The quality of being able to see through a material. A transparent area of image takes on the colors of the underlying background. The terms "transparent" and "translucent" are often erroneously used as a synonym (see translucency for the difference).

(4) A film-based photographic negative or positive. Light is beamed through the film for display, scanning or processing.

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