A property of materials that allows some light to pass through; some of the light that strikes a translucent object is absorbed and reflected while some passes through. A tinted window is an example of a translucent object.
allows light to pass through. Detecting translucent objects is often best done with retroreflective scan, during which the light must pass through the object twice, thereby causing more of a signal change (larger signal ratio).
As a jewelry term, this applies to a gemstone that allows light to pass through the stone but with enough diffusion to prevent the ability to see distinct images through the stone. A moonstone is a translucent stone.
shining or glowing through. Admitting and diffusing light so that objects beyond cannot be clearly distinguished. When referring to FIMO® - 00 Art Translucent, the sheerest clay which when used in thin layers or buffed, is almost clear.
Translucent materials allow light to pass through them, but the light is diffused (scattered). Some translucent stones include moonstones, opals, and carnelian. Lucite and other plastics can also be translucent.