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imperceptible

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Pronunciation: /ɪmpəˈsɛptɪb(ə)l
 
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Definition of imperceptible in English:

adjective

So slight, gradual, or subtle as not to be perceived: his head moved in an almost imperceptible nod
More example sentences
  • As for the winters, though, I find I relish them, and can't imagine living anywhere in which the seasons are so slight as to be imperceptible.
  • You put things out in the world hoping that it might be relevant to someone, but these things are subtle, imperceptible.
  • It was subtle, almost imperceptible from where we were sitting, but I noticed it and so did Lori.
Synonyms
unnoticeable, undetectable, indistinguishable, indiscernible, unapparent, inappreciable, invisible, inaudible, impalpable, unobtrusive, impossible to detect;
slight, small, subtle, faint, fine, inconsequential, negligible, tiny, minute, minuscule, microscopic, nanoscopic, infinitesimal;
indistinct, unclear, obscure, vague, indefinite, shadowy, hard to make out

Origin

late Middle English: from French, or from medieval Latin imperceptibilis, from in- 'not' + perceptibilis, from the verb percipere (see perceive).

Derivatives

imperceptibility

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • Luckily for you, you have your own form of imperceptibility that works without magic or cutting-edge technology, since it's based entirely on your own sense of timing, tact and gut instinct.
  • Unfortunately, high payload has to be achieved at the expenses of imperceptibility as well.
  • Finally, we will investigate the tradeoffs among data imperceptibility, data hiding capacity, and probabilities of extraction errors in different applications.

imperceptibly

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • Culture, as Plato was the first to notice, works in subtle ways, gradually and imperceptibly.
  • Parliament has evolved gradually - sometimes imperceptibly - so that it is a very different place from what it was.
  • There was a pause which seemed to last for an eternity and then slowly, almost imperceptibly at first, he started to bring his face down towards hers.

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