opacity

Definitions

General Science

  • noun the characteristic of not allowing light or other rays to pass through

Aviation

  • noun the state of not allowing light to pass through

Construction

  • In painting, the ability of a paint to cover or hide the original background.

Electronics

  • For a given body, material, or medium, a measure of the inability to transmit radiant energy, especially light, or sound. In the case of light, it may be quantified as the ratio of light flux incident upon a material, to the light flux transmitted by said material. It is the reciprocal of transmittance.

Media Studies

  • noun the degree to which a material such as photographic film is able to stop light

Medical

  • noun the fact of not allowing light to pass through
  • noun an area in the eye which is not clear

Publishing

  • noun the quality of not allowing light through
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