immeasurable

[ ih-mezh-er-uh-buh l ]
/ ɪˈmɛʒ ər ə bəl /

adjective

incapable of being measured; limitless: the immeasurable vastness of the universe.

Nearby words

  1. immaterialize,
  2. immature,
  3. immature cataract,
  4. immaturely,
  5. immaturity,
  6. immeasurably,
  7. immediacy,
  8. immediate,
  9. immediate allergy,
  10. immediate annuity

Origin of immeasurable

First recorded in 1350–1400, immeasurable is from the Middle English word immesurable. See im-2, measurable

Related formsim·meas·ur·a·bil·i·ty, im·meas·ur·a·ble·ness, nounim·meas·ur·a·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for immeasurable

immeasurable

/ (ɪˈmɛʒərəbəl) /

adjective

incapable of being measured, esp by virtue of great size; limitless
Derived Formsimmeasurability or immeasurableness, nounimmeasurably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for immeasurable

immeasurable

adj.

mid-15c., from im- + measurable. It could alternate with immensurable (1530s), from French, from Late Latin immensurabilis, from assimilated form of in- "not" + mensurabilis "able to be measured," from mensurare "to measure." Related: Immeasurably.

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