Definition of Diaphanous

1. Adjective. So thin as to transmit light. "Vaporous silks"




Definition of Diaphanous

1. a. Allowing light to pass through, as porcelain; translucent or transparent; pellucid; clear.

Definition of Diaphanous

1. Adjective. Transparent; allowing light to pass through; capable of being seen through. ¹

2. Adjective. Of a fine, almost transparent texture, e.g. gossamer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Diaphanous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Diaphanous

1. Extremely thin and transparent. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diaphanous

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Literary usage of Diaphanous

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1. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas Hobbes (1839)
"OF COLD, WIND, HARD, ICE, RESTITUTION OF BODIES BENT, diaphanous, LIGHTNING AND THUNDER ... diaphanous and ..."

2. Muscologia Britannica: Containing the Mosses of Great Britain & Ireland by Sir William Jackson Hooker, Thomas Taylor (1818)
"The acute entire leaves and brighter yellowish-green co- -lour of this plant distinguish it easily from the preceding( The want of the diaphanous serrulate ..."

3. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1842)
"Diffused cosmic matter, not luminous of itself, and imperfectly diaphanous.—Herschel thinks that he has determined, by the observations I am about to ..."

4. Philosophical Conversations: Or, A New System of Physics, by Way of Dialogue by Regnault (Noël) (1731)
"... or diaphanous Bodies, which the Light penetrates, as the Air, Water, Cry- ftal, There is no Body ..."

5. The Description of Greece by Pausanias (1824)
"... not able to bear it; but are affected in the same manner as fishes when they are drawn out of turbid and thick water into attenuated and diaphanous air. ..."

6. Greek Theories of Elementary Cognition from Alcmaeon to Aristotle by John Isaac Beare (1906)
"Such is Aristotle's account of colour in general, anc^ °ft^ie diaphanous as its vehicle in determinate bodies. actualiza- He also gives an account of ..."

7. The Classical Journal (1819)
"Such a diaphanous as this is assumed by Aristotle, in the above cited definition of color; but in the 2nd book On the Soul, he defines the indefinite ..."

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