indistinguishable

[ in-di-sting-gwi-shuh-buh l ]
/ ˌɪn dɪˈstɪŋ gwɪ ʃə bəl /

adjective

not distinguishable.
indiscernible; imperceptible.

Nearby words

  1. indisputable,
  2. indissolubility,
  3. indissoluble,
  4. indistinct,
  5. indistinctive,
  6. indite,
  7. inditement,
  8. indium,
  9. indiv.,
  10. indivertible

Origin of indistinguishable

First recorded in 1600–10; in-3 + distinguishable

Related formsin·dis·tin·guish·a·ble·ness, in·dis·tin·guish·a·bil·i·ty, nounin·dis·tin·guish·a·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for indistinguishable

indistinguishable

/ (ˌɪndɪˈstɪŋɡwɪʃəbəl) /

adjective

(often postpositive foll by from) identical or very similar (to)twins indistinguishable from one another
not easily perceptible; indiscernible
Derived Formsindistinguishability or indistinguishableness, nounindistinguishably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for indistinguishable

indistinguishable

adj.

c.1600, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + distinguishable. Related: Indistinguishably.

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