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 for transparent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Transparent \Trans*par"ent\, a. [F., from LL. transparens,
     -entis, p. pr. of transparere to be transparent; L. trans
     across, through + parere to appear. See Appear.]
     1. Having the property of transmitting rays of light, so that
        bodies can be distinctly seen through; pervious to light;
        diaphanous; pellucid; as, transparent glass; a transparent
        diamond; -- opposed to opaque. "Transparent elemental
        air." --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Admitting the passage of light; open; porous; as, a
        transparent veil. --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
     Syn: Translucent; pellucid; clear; bright; limpid; lucid;
          diaphanous. See Translucent.
          [1913 Webster] -- Trans*par"ent*ly, adv. --
          Trans*par"ent*ness, n.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity;
             "the cold crystalline water of melted snow"; "crystal
             clear skies"; "could see the sand on the bottom of the
             limpid pool"; "lucid air"; "a pellucid brook";
             "transparent crystal" [syn: crystalline, crystal
             clear, limpid, lucid, pellucid, transparent]
      2: so thin as to transmit light; "a hat with a diaphanous veil";
         "filmy wings of a moth"; "gauzy clouds of dandelion down";
         "gossamer cobwebs"; "sheer silk stockings"; "transparent
         chiffon"; "vaporous silks" [syn: diaphanous, filmy,
         gauzy, gauze-like, gossamer, see-through, sheer,
         transparent, vaporous, vapourous, cobwebby]
      3: free of deceit [syn: guileless, transparent]
      4: easily understood or seen through (because of a lack of
         subtlety); "a transparent explanation"; "a transparent lie"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  106 Moby Thesaurus words for "transparent":
     apparent, articulate, artless, bluff, blunt, broad, brusque,
     candid, clean-cut, clear, clear as crystal, clear as day,
     clear as glass, clear-cut, cloudless, coherent, connected,
     consistent, crisp, crystal, crystal-clear, crystalline, defined,
     definite, diaphane, diaphanous, direct, distinct, distinguishable,
     downright, evident, explicit, express, filmy, flimsy, forthright,
     frank, frankhearted, free, free-speaking, free-spoken,
     free-tongued, gauzy, genuine, glassy, gossamer, gossamery,
     guileless, heart-to-heart, ingenuous, light, light-pervious,
     lightish, lightsome, limpid, loud and clear, lucent, lucid,
     luculent, luminous, manifest, naive, nonopaque, obvious,
     on the level, open, openhearted, outspoken, patent, peekaboo,
     pellucid, perspicuous, plain, plain-spoken, recognizable, relucent,
     revealing, round, see-through, serene, sheer, simple, sincere,
     straight, straight-out, straightforward, thin, translucent,
     translucid, transpicuous, unambiguous, unchecked, unclouded,
     unconfused, unconstrained, understandable, undisguised,
     undissembling, unequivocal, unguarded, univocal, unmistakable,
     unobscured, unreserved, unrestrained, well-defined

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     1.  Not visible, hidden; said of a system which
     functions in a manner not evident to the user.  For example,
     the Domain Name System transparently resolves a fully
     qualified domain name into an IP address without the
     user being aware of it.
     Compare this to what Donald Norman
     http://atg.apple.com/Norman/)">(http://atg.apple.com/Norman/) calls "invisibility",
     which he illustrates from the user's point of view:
     "You use computers when you use many modern automobiles,
     microwave ovens, games, CD players and calculators.  You don't
     notice the computer because you think of yourself as doing the
     task, not as using the computer."  ["The Design of Everyday
     Things", New York, Doubleday, 1989, p. 185].
     2.  Fully defined, known, predictable; said of a
     sub-system in which matters generally subject to volition or
     stochastic state change have been chosen, measured, or
     determined by the environment.  Thus for transparent systems,
     output is a known function of the inputs, and users can both
     predict the behaviour and depend upon it.

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