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indistinguishable

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adjective in·dis·tin·guish·able \ˌin-di-ˈstiŋ-gwi-shə-bəl, -ˈstiŋ-wi-\

Simple Definition of indistinguishable

  • : unable to be recognized as different : impossible to distinguish clearly from something else

Full Definition of indistinguishable

  1. :  not distinguishable: as a :  indeterminate in shape or structure <indistinguishable forms in the mist> b :  not clearly recognizable or understandable <indistinguishable differences> c :  lacking identifying or individualizing qualities <seemingly indistinguishable alternatives>

in·dis·tin·guish·abil·i·ty play \-ˌstiŋ-gwi-shə-ˈbi-lə-tē, -ˌstiŋ-wi-\ noun
in·dis·tin·guish·able·ness play \-ˈstiŋ-gwi-shə-bəl-nəs, -ˈstiŋ-wi-\ noun
in·dis·tin·guish·ably play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of indistinguishable

  1. <indistinguishable differences that can be measured only electronically>

  2. <indistinguishable shapes in the fog>



1606

First Known Use of indistinguishable

1606



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