imperceptible

adjective im·per·cep·ti·ble \ ˌim-pər-ˈsep-tə-bəl \

Definition of imperceptible

:not perceptible by a sense or by the mind :extremely slight, gradual, or subtle
  • imperceptible differences

imperceptibly

play \ˌim-pər-ˈsep-tə-blē\ adverb

Examples of imperceptible in a Sentence

  1. These changes will be imperceptible to most people.

  2. a slight difference in hue between the two glasses that's imperceptible unless they're placed side by side

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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


IMPERCEPTIBLE Defined for English Language Learners

imperceptible

adjective

Definition of imperceptible for English Language Learners

  • : impossible to see or notice


IMPERCEPTIBLE Defined for Kids

imperceptible

adjective im·per·cep·ti·ble \ ˌim-pər-ˈsep-tə-bəl \

Definition of imperceptible for Students

:not noticeable by the senses or by the mind :very small or gradual
  • imperceptible changes

imperceptibly

\-blē\ adverb


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