Opaque vs Blurred - What's the difference?

opaque | blurred |


As adjectives the difference between opaque and blurred

is that opaque is neither reflecting nor emitting light while blurred is out of focus; partially obscured; smudged.

As verbs the difference between opaque and blurred

is that opaque is to make, render (more) opaque while blurred is (blur).

As a noun opaque

is (obsolete|poetic) an area of darkness; a place or region with no light.

opaque

English

(wikipedia opaque)

Alternative forms

* opake

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Neither reflecting nor emitting light.
  • Allowing little light to pass through, not translucent or transparent.
  • (figuratively) Unclear, unintelligible, hard to get or explain the meaning of
  • (figuratively) 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.
  • Antonyms

    * (physically) see-through, translucent, transparent * (figuratively) clear, obvious, bright, brilliant

    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.

    Derived terms

    * opaquely * opaqueness * radiopaque

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete, poetic) An area of darkness; a place or region with no light.
  • * 1745 , Edward Young, Night-Thoughts , I:
  • Through this opaque of Nature and of Soul, / This double night, transmit one pitying ray, / To lighten, and to cheer.
  • Something which is opaque rather than translucent.
  • Verb

  • To make, render (more) opaque.
  • Synonyms

    * blur * cloud

    See also

    * translucent

    References

    * * ----

    blurred

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Out of focus; partially obscured; smudged.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (blur)
  • See also

    * blurry