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opaque

 [o-pāk]
impervious to light rays or, by extension, to x-rays or other electromagnetic radiation; neither translucent nor transparent.

o·paque

(ō-pāk'),
Impervious to light; not translucent or only slightly so. Compare: radiopaque.
[Fr. fr. L. opacus, shady]

opaque

(o-pāk´) impervious to light rays or, by extension, to x-rays or other electromagnetic radiation.

opaque

[ōpāk′]
Etymology: L, opacus, obscure
1 pertaining to a substance or surface that neither transmits nor allows the passage of light.
2 neither transparent nor translucent.

o·paque

(ō-pāk')
Impervious to light; not translucent or only slightly so.
Compare: radiopaque
[Fr. fr. L. opacus, shady]

opaque 

Impervious to the passage of light. See transparent.

o·paque

(ō-pāk')
Impervious to light; not translucent or only slightly so.
Compare: radiopaque
[Fr. fr. L. opacus, shady]

opaque (ōpāk´),

adj relatively impenetrable to light. See also opacity, optical.

opaque

impervious to light rays or, by extension, to x-rays or other electromagnetic radiation; neither translucent nor transparent.
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It enabled 'classical' and 'neo-classical' to be used interchangeably and hence opaquely to characterise anything that looked like current orthodoxy.
Weber's deference to what he opaquely describes as "globalisation" and "technological progress" in many ways encapsulates the core issues in the dynamics of technology and culture.
Administrative functions were opaquely divided between various commissions and standalone elected offices.
Additionally, Justice Scalia's opinion for the Court opaquely suggested that many apparently reasonable gun-control laws are constitutional, but gave little indication of what types of restrictions would pass muster.
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Set out by the post-revolutionary Iran's first leader, the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the concept of velayat-e faqih--which translates rather opaquely as "the guardianship of the jurisprudent"--means that the work of government should be overseen and guided by expert practitioners of Shia law.
reflects only superficially the deeper one of the dream world in which everything that happens appears not in identical but in similar guise, opaquely similar one to another.
Even as intellectuals and activists responding to the crisis of world disorder posited empires, a European community, or a world state as the answer, the representatives of the organs of the UN envisaged a more egalitarian and inclusive internationalism that required the fostering of 'world consciousness' and 'world citizenship'--both never more than opaquely defined.
Through detailed readings of the poems in this sequence Jenkins shows how "Oppen's poetry reveals the relevance of language to ethical relations by exploring it as a medium and making that medium opaquely visible" (43).
The OFT also said that much of the revenue that banks derived from current accounts was 'derived opaquely.