adjective neg·li·gi·ble \ˈne-gli-jə-bəl\

: very small or unimportant

Full Definition of NEGLIGIBLE

:  so small or unimportant or of so little consequence as to warrant little or no attention :  trifling <a negligible error>
neg·li·gi·bil·i·ty \ˌne-gli-jə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
neg·li·gi·bly \ˈne-gli-jə-blē\ adverb

Examples of NEGLIGIBLE

  1. A negligible amount of damage was done to the vehicle.
  2. The price difference was negligible.


Latin neglegere, negligere
First Known Use: 1829
NEGLIGIBILITY Defined for Kids


adjective neg·li·gi·ble \ˈne-glə-jə-bəl\

Definition of NEGLIGIBLE for Kids

:  so small or unimportant as to deserve little or no attention <Crops received a negligible amount of rainfall.>


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