luco-, luc-, luci-, lux, -lucence, -lucent
(Latin: light, lights, shine, shines, shining)
The translucence of the frosted window in the front door prevented the woman from seeing who was ringing the doorbell.2. Easily understandable; lucid: Marjory gave her friends an explanation of great translucence that was very easy to understand.
3. Clear; transparent: The biologists could see that the translucence of the seawater was decreased by the storm.
4. The action or fact of shining through, mentally or physically: Siebert had a moment of translucence when all the facts of the criminal case were provided and he knew he could solve the mystery.
Although transparency usually refers to visible light in well-known phrases, it can also refer to anything that can be easily seen; for example, there is translucency of soft tissue with X-rays, while there are no translucencies with the humerus, collarbone, breastbone, etc.
Ted's new door had several glass panes; including, three that were translucencies which allowed brightness to filter through, but they didn't provide a clear view of what was outside.
Frosted glass is an example of another translucent product.
2. Not mentally enlightened: It was thought that Henry was unilluminated because he wouldn't take advantage of the information that was available about his profession at the library.