Do transparent objects absorb or/ and reflect light?

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How is this also related to the enviroment? Please elaborate upon explanation. Thanks!
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Do transparent objects absorb or/ and reflect light?
« Reply #1 on: 09/01/2011 10:38:16 »
Transparent is dependent on the wavelength of the radiation. Ordinary glass is transparent to a narrow range of wavelengths, it is opaque to UV light and most IR light, but is transparent at some microwave frequencies. Copper or steel welded mesh is nearly transparent, but to most radio waves it appears as a solid.