opaque
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /əʊˈpeɪk/
  • (America) IPA: /oʊˈpeɪk/
Adjective

opaque (see usage notes)

  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.
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opaque (plural opaques)

  1. (obsolete, poetic) An area of darkness; a place or region with no light.
    • 1745, Edward Young, Night-Thoughts, I:
      Through this opaque of Nature and of Soul, / This double night, transmit one pitying ray, / To lighten, and to cheer.
  2. Something which is opaque rather than translucent.
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opaque (opaques, present participle opaquing; past opaqued, past participle opaqued)

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