indiscernible

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

adjective

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

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. indirect tax,
  2. indirect transfusion,
  3. indirect vision,
  4. indirection,
  5. indirectly,
  6. indiscerptible,
  7. indiscipline,
  8. indiscoverable,
  9. indiscreet,
  10. indiscrete

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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British Dictionary definitions for indiscernible

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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