I'm trying to understand the meaning of the word "translucent" when used to describe optical properties of objects. Does it mean "I can see through" or "the light can go through"?
I understand that water is transparent (and colorless), whereas iron is opaque. What about colored glass: it's still transparent, right?
Now, let's take the same colored glass and turn it into a shape which distorts light. Does it become translucent, or is it still transparent?
Finally, what about wax? It's certainly not transparent, but some light manages to go through. Is it translucent then?