Definition of imperceptible
: not perceptible by a sense or by the mind : extremely slight, gradual, or subtle imperceptible differences
imperceptiblyplay \ˌim-pər-ˈsep-tə-blē\ adverb
Examples of imperceptible in a Sentence
These changes will be imperceptible to most people.
a slight difference in hue between the two glasses that's imperceptible unless they're placed side by side
Recent Examples of imperceptible from the Web
There are gravitational waves going through you right now, forcing your head, feet and everything in between to move back and forth in a predictable – but imperceptible – way.
And there are changes that are almost imperceptible.
If the place has a sense of humor about itself, it’s so dry as to be imperceptible.
The tendrils of North Korea’s totalitarian state were present, if imperceptible to Jung at the time.
But more than ninety-five per cent of the universe remains imperceptible to traditional astronomy.
The researchers calculated that a typical gravitational wave from out in space would change the distance between a pair of mirrors by an almost imperceptible amount: one part in a billion trillion.
Petit looks at the toy statue blankly, raises his eyebrows for an almost imperceptible second, like a heartbeat on a cardiograph.
Flexible trail-shell midsole technology makes the transition from sidewalk to dirt nearly imperceptible.
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Origin and Etymology of imperceptible
Middle English, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin imperceptibilis, from Latin in- + Late Latin perceptibilis perceptible
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
IMPERCEPTIBLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of imperceptible for English Language Learners
: impossible to see or notice
IMPERCEPTIBLE Defined for Kids
Definition of imperceptible for Students
: not noticeable by the senses or by the mind : very small or gradual imperceptible changes
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