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How can I use the word Translucent other than its literal meaning ? For example, can I say - "Your policies are translucent" instead of "Your policies are available for all to view but not clear to understand" ?

  • Are you looking for an alternative word or do you want to know about the usage of the word in a non-scientific context? Your tags, title and question body do not seem to match. – Helmar Sep 1 '16 at 9:10
  • I have changed the tag. – Subit Das Sep 1 '16 at 9:15
  • I think you mean "literal meaning" rather than "scientific meaning". Translucency, like transparency or opacity, is not intrinsically scientific. – Max Williams Sep 1 '16 at 9:16
  • Thanks Max, I updated the question according to your suggestion. – Subit Das Sep 1 '16 at 9:18
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    The term is used metaphorically at times. It's not as well recognized as "transparent" and "opaque" in this sense, however. – Hot Licks Sep 1 '16 at 12:29
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You can but without knowing the context, it would be very confusing unless you literally said "Your policies are translucent; they are available for all to view but not clear to understand"

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