Etymology: From opacus "shaded, shady, dark", itself of unknown origin, originally spelled opake, and in the 17th century respelled after the cognate French, opaque.
- neither reflecting nor emitting light .
- allowing little light to pass through, not translucent or transparent
- (metaphore) unclear, unintelligible, hard to get or explain the meaning of
- (metaphore) obtuse, stupid
- (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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