- not visible; not perceptible by the eye: invisible fluid.
- withdrawn from or out of sight; hidden: an invisible seam.
- not perceptible or discernible by the mind: invisible differences.
- not ordinarily found in financial statements or reflected in statistics or a listing: Goodwill is an invisible asset to a business.
- concealed from public knowledge.
- an invisible thing or being.
- the invisible, the unseen or spiritual world.
Origin of invisible
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2. veiled, obscure.
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Examples from the Web for invisibility
The invisibility extends beyond the political to the cultural.
The explanation for Asian American invisibility is complicated.
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When Tolkien published The Hobbit, the ring was nothing but a magical ring of invisibility that Bilbo found on his journey.Happy Birthday, ‘The Hobbit’: The History of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Book
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But by wearing a cloak of invisibility you cheat the world of your talents and intellect.Stars Predict Your Week
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October 2, 2011
Even the helmet, that covered him with its invisibility, had vanished!The Gorgon's Head
I could not operate the mechanism of invisibility of De Boer's X-flyer.
But the mechanism controlling the asteroid's invisibility was not destroyed.The Bluff of the Hawk
When he had time to think, the invisibility of the thing was not so incredible.Salvage in Space
John Stewart Williamson
It would imply the invisibility of a tangible substance; of a solid.
- not visible; not able to be perceived by the eyeinvisible rays
- concealed from sight; hidden
- not easily seen or noticedinvisible mending
- kept hidden from public view; secret; clandestine
- economics of or relating to services rather than goods in relation to the invisible balanceinvisible earnings
- economics an invisible item of trade; service
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Word Origin and History for invisibility
1560s, from Late Latin invisibilitas, from invisibilis (see invisible).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper