imperceivable

adjective

im·​per·​ceiv·​able ˌim-pər-ˈsē-və-bəl How to pronounce imperceivable (audio)
archaic

Examples of imperceivable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our species has industrialized only in the last 200 years, a practically imperceivable sliver of time in the universe’s 13.7-billion-year history, Margot pointed out. Corinne Purtillstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 14 Feb. 2023 Post-concert surveys indicated that the low bass frequencies were indeed imperceivable to attendees and that their decision to dance wasn’t a conscious one. Ashley Stimpson, Popular Mechanics, 12 Dec. 2022 The architect contends that the invisibility of the ultra-clear glass isn’t just an aesthetic preference; when the glass is this imperceivable and the view this immersive, residents feel more ownership over the landscape below them. Whitney Mallett, Curbed, 30 Oct. 2021 When scales shrink to seemingly imperceivable levels, images must be captured using indirect techniques that record how the subject being photographed interacts with its environment. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 31 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1617, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of imperceivable was circa 1617

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“Imperceivable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/imperceivable. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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