in·​dis·​tin·​guish·​able ˌin-di-ˈstiŋ-gwi-shə-bəl How to pronounce indistinguishable (audio)
: not distinguishable: such as
: lacking identifying or individualizing qualities
seemingly indistinguishable alternatives
: not clearly recognizable or understandable
indistinguishable differences
: indeterminate in shape or structure
indistinguishable forms in the mist
indistinguishability noun
indistinguishableness noun
indistinguishably adverb

Examples of indistinguishable in a Sentence

indistinguishable differences that can be measured only electronically indistinguishable shapes in the fog
Recent Examples on the Web Union leaders countered that the eight proposals were virtually indistinguishable from the tentative agreement voted down. William Thornton |, al, 11 Sep. 2023 Ben Shelton’s white-and-pink shirt becomes nearly indistinguishable from the green, blue and yellow uniform worn by a ball crew member. Karsten Moran, New York Times, 10 Sep. 2023 The tourists come and go, one group indistinguishable from the other. Mike Postalakis, Spin, 5 Sep. 2023 Looking at the hardware, the GT 53 and GT 63 seem almost indistinguishable from the same AMG SL roadster variants. Angus MacKenzie, Robb Report, 18 Aug. 2023 Reviewers agree: its performance is often indistinguishable from the AMD RX 6800 XT, a card released nearly three years ago. Sean Hollister, The Verge, 6 Sep. 2023 The logistic curve fitted on a five-year average of these numbers is still in its very early stages, which makes the pattern so far indistinguishable from the exponential pattern mentioned earlier. Theodore Modis, Scientific American, 28 Aug. 2023 To a kid, a parent’s vantage can be indistinguishable from God’s. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, 22 Aug. 2023 But the difference from night to night will be indistinguishable and either evening should present a tremendous sight. Dean Regas, The Enquirer, 24 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1606, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of indistinguishable was in 1606

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“Indistinguishable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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in·​dis·​tin·​guish·​able ˌin-dis-ˈtiŋ-gwish-ə-bəl How to pronounce indistinguishable (audio)
: impossible to distinguish clearly

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