indiscernible

[ in-di-sur-nuh-buh l, -zur- ]
/ ˌɪn dɪˈsɜr nə bəl, -ˈzɜr- /

adjective

not discernible; that cannot be seen or perceived clearly; imperceptible.

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Origin of indiscernible

First recorded in 1625–35; in-3 + discernible
Related formsin·dis·cern·i·ble·ness, in·dis·cern·i·bil·i·ty, nounin·dis·cern·i·bly, adverb
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indiscernible

/ (ˌɪndɪˈsɜːnəbəl) /

adjective

incapable of being discerned
scarcely discernible or perceptible
Derived Formsindiscernibleness or indiscernibility, nounindiscernibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for indiscernible

indiscernible


adj.

1630s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + discernible. Related: Indiscernibly; indiscernibility.

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