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Definition 1: the quality of being opaque to a degree; the degree to which something reduces the passage of light - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for opacity in the sense of this definition

(opacity is a kind of ...) an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

(... is a kind of opacity ) the quality of being cloudy

(... is a kind of opacity ) the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines

(... are attributes of opacity) not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight

"opaque windows of the jail" "opaque to X-rays"

Definition 2: incomprehensibility resulting from obscurity of meaning - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for opacity in the sense of this definition

(opacity is a kind of ...) the quality of being incomprehensible

Definition 3: the phenomenon of not permitting the passage of electromagnetic radiation - [noun denoting phenomenon]

(opacity is a kind of ...) a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy

(... is a kind of opacity ) opacity to light

(... is a kind of opacity ) opacity to X-rays or other radiation

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