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negligible

Line breaks: neg|li¦gible
Pronunciation: /ˈnɛɡlɪdʒɪb(ə)l
 
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Definition of negligible in English:

adjective

So small or unimportant as to be not worth considering; insignificant: he said that the risks were negligible
More example sentences
  • The Licence Committee's view is that this could not be considered negligible.
  • Some consider this of negligible importance, but sound evidence exists to the contrary.
  • Any error introduced while measuring the width of strips a d is considered negligible.

Origin

early 19th century: from obsolete French, from négliger 'to neglect'.

Derivatives

negligibility

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • Yesterday, the Nader effect faded to negligibility.
  • Now that he's going, expect to read a deluge of diatribes by print journalists either lauding the awesome might of the people or shakily insisting on the ultimate negligibility of the medium.
  • These relations are parametered by fuzzy sets which provide a semantics for the notions of negligibility and closeness.

negligibly

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • The scheme is quite straightforward in the case of the failure of individual, small banks - that is, banks that are a negligibly small component of the banking system overall.
  • The researchers say that a shell of plasmonic material will scatter light negligibly if the light's frequency is close to the resonant frequency of the plasmons.
  • Almost two years after its founding, the Afghan national government is only negligibly present in most of the nation, if at all.

Words that rhyme with negligible

dirigiblecorrigible

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