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opaque

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I am learning to understand rather than immediately judge or to be judged. I cannot blindly follow the crowd and accept their approach. I will not allow myself to indulge in the usual manipulating game of role creation. Fortunately for me, my self-knowledge has transcended that and I have come to understand that life is best to be lived and not to be conceptualized. I am happy because I am growing daily and I am honestly not knowing where the limit lies. To be certain, every day there can be a revelation or a new discovery. I treasure the memory of the past misfortunes. It has added more to my bank of fortitude.
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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] opacus (shaded, shady, dark), itself of unknown origin, originally spelled opake, and in the 17th century respelled after the cognate French opaque.

Adjective

opaque (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
opaque

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Neither reflecting nor emitting light .
  2. Allowing little light to pass through, not translucent or transparent.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Unclear, unintelligible, hard to get or explain the meaning of
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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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Usage notes

  • The comparative opaquer and superlative opaquest, though formed following valid rules for English, are much less common than more opaque and most opaque and seem to occur more frequently in poetry.

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References

  • "opaque" in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001
  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

Verb

Infinitive
to opaque

Third person singular
opaques

Simple past
opaqued

Past participle
opaqued

Present participle
opaquing

to opaque (third-person singular simple present opaques, present participle opaquing, simple past and past participle opaqued)
  1. To make opaque.

French

Pronunciation

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] opacus.

Adjective

Singular Plural
Masculine opaque
IPA: /ɔ.pak/
opaques
IPA: /ɔ.pak/
Feminine opaque
IPA: /ɔ.pak/
opaques
IPA: /ɔ.pak/

opaque m. and f. (plural opaques)

  1. opaque

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