imperceptible

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French imperceptible, from Medieval Latin imperceptibilis

AdjectiveEdit

imperceptible (comparative more imperceptible, superlative most imperceptible)

  1. not perceptible, not detectable, too small in magnitude to be observed
    • 1986, Derek Parfit, Reasons and Persons, OUP Oxford (→ISBN), page 75:
      Very small benefits may be imperceptible. And it is plausible to claim that an 'imperceptible benefit' is not a benefit.
    We all missed the imperceptible shake of his head as he tried to warn us without being seen.
    Synonyms: imperceivable, undistinguishable, unperceivable
    Antonyms: detectable, perceptible

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin imperceptibilis, equivalent to im- +‎ perceptible.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

imperceptible (masculine and feminine plural imperceptibles)

  1. imperceptible
    Antonym: perceptible

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Medieval Latin imperceptibilis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃.pɛʁ.sɛp.tibl/

AdjectiveEdit

imperceptible (plural imperceptibles)

  1. imperceptible

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin imperceptibilis, equivalent to im- +‎ perceptible.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /impeɾθebˈtible/, [ĩmpeɾθeβˈt̪iβle]
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /impersebˈtible/, [ĩmperseβˈt̪iβle]

AdjectiveEdit

imperceptible (plural imperceptibles)

  1. imperceptible