[ im-per-sep-tuh-buhl ]
/ ˌɪm pərˈsɛp tə bəl /
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very slight, gradual, or subtle: the imperceptible slope of the road.
not perceptible; not perceived by or affecting the senses.
something not capable of being perceived by the senses: metaphysical speculation about imperceptibles.
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Origin of imperceptible
From the Medieval Latin word imperceptibilis, dating back to 1520–30. See im-2, perceptible
OTHER WORDS FROM imperceptibleim·per·cep·ti·bil·i·ty, im·per·cep·ti·ble·ness, nounim·per·cep·ti·bly, adverb
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How to use imperceptible in a sentence
Similarly, when a colleague at work gives notice, we begin, almost imperceptibly, to withdraw from him.Mark Pagel in ‘Wired for Culture’ Makes a Strong Case for Cultural Determinism|Casey Schwartz|March 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The sun, I notice on this day when Daylight Saving has reverted to Standard Time, has imperceptibly set.Barack and the Boss|Charles Michener|November 3, 2008|DAILY BEAST
But the cavalry officer melted imperceptibly out of her existence.
Gradually and imperceptibly the interlude melted into the soft opening minor chords of the Chopin Impromptu.
All the lower sky was pink, melting imperceptibly into the still pale blue of day.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
In truth, the dividing line between man-ape and man was imperceptibly fine.Man And His Ancestor|Charles Morris
I cried, pointing to the southward, where two dots on the grassy plain were imperceptibly moving in our direction.In Search of the Unknown|Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for imperceptible
/ (ˌɪmpəˈsɛptɪbəl) /
too slight, subtle, gradual, etc, to be perceived
Derived forms of imperceptibleimperceptibility or imperceptibleness, nounimperceptibly, adverb
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