[ UK /ɒpˈæsɪti/ ]
[ US /oʊˈpæsəti/ ]
NOUN
  1. the quality of being opaque to a degree; the degree to which something reduces the passage of light
  2. incomprehensibility resulting from obscurity of meaning
  3. the phenomenon of not permitting the passage of electromagnetic radiation
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How To Use opacity In A Sentence

  • It explains at once causticity and non-causticity, transparency and opacity, colour and the absence of colours.
  • Although the marks she makes with her brush or palette knife are rectangular in shape, their silhouettes are broken and their surfaces easily slip from opacity into transparency.
  • We who depend on them for getting to know the literature of other parts of India would rather there weren't untranslated lumps of opacity in the text.
  • The next day he gave the following testimony: “I the undersigned, can certify on oath, that five years ago, I examined Mary Cote's eyes, and found that the small-pox had produced opacity of the cornea of both, or the disease called leucoma. The Life of the Venerable Mother Mary of the Incarnation
  • Howeer, medially , there is a large opacity consistent with a left lower lobe pneumonia asterisk.
  • Based on the principle of full flow extinction, this paper excogitated a pocketable opacity smoke meter.
  • The midlung zone opacity is more prominent and has a more or less rounded, but poorly marginated contour suggesting the possibility of an abscess. Recently Uploaded Slideshows
  • Others are blending barium sulfate or tungsten compounds into their material mix to add radiopacity to the extruded products, Shah says.
  • The frequency range covered by the GBT extends from low frequencies where the opacity is relatively low (~ 0.008 nepers) to high frequencies where opacity is very high.
  • Meridor said he exchanged a friendly greeting with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been one of the most vocal critics of Israel's policy of "opacity" -- refusing to confirm or deny reports that it has up to 200 nuclear warheads. JTA - Recent News
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