adjective \(ˌ)in-ˈvi-zə-bəl\

: impossible to see : not visible

finance —used to describe money from foreign countries that is received from providing services (such as banking and tourism) rather than from selling products

Full Definition of INVISIBLE

a :  incapable by nature of being seen
b :  inaccessible to view :  hidden
a :  not appearing in published financial statements
b :  not reflected in statistics
in·vis·i·bil·i·ty \-ˌvi-zə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
invisible noun
in·vis·i·ble·ness \-ˈvi-zə-bəl-nəs\ noun
in·vis·i·bly \-blē\ adverb

Examples of INVISIBLE

  1. a thriller about an invisible man
  2. With the telescope we can see details of the planet's surface that are ordinarily invisible.
  3. She feels as if her success is being blocked by an invisible barrier.
  4. Homelessness is no longer an invisible problem for this city.


Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin invisibilis, from in- + visibilis visible
First Known Use: 14th century


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