immeasurable

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

adjective

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

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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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 immeasurably

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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