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Meaning of IMPERCEPTIBLE

Pronunciation:  `impur'septubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses; "an imperceptible drop in temperature"; "an imperceptible nod"; "color is unperceivable to the touch"
 

IMPERCEPTIBLE is a 13 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: impalpable, incognizable, incognoscible, indiscernible, insensible, subliminal, undetectable, unobservable, unperceivable
 
 Antonyms: perceptible
 
 See Also: inaudible, invisible, unhearable, unseeable

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Im`per*cep"ti*ble\, a. [Pref. im- not +
perceptible: cf. F. imperceptible.]
Not perceptible; not to be apprehended or cognized by the
souses; not discernible by the mind; not easily apprehended.

      Almost imperceptible to the touch.       --Dryden.

      Its operation is slow, and in some cases almost
      imperceptible.                           --Burke.
-- {Im`per*cep"ti*ble*ness}, n. -- {Im`per*cep"ti*bly}, adv.

      Their . . . subility and imperceptibleness. --Sir M.
                                               Hale.

 
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