indistinguishable

adjective
in·​dis·​tin·​guish·​able | \ ˌin-di-ˈstiŋ-gwi-shə-bəl How to pronounce indistinguishable (audio) , -ˈstiŋ-wi-\

Definition of indistinguishable

: not distinguishable: such as
a : indeterminate in shape or structure indistinguishable forms in the mist
b : not clearly recognizable or understandable indistinguishable differences
c : lacking identifying or individualizing qualities seemingly indistinguishable alternatives

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Other Words from indistinguishable

indistinguishability \ ˌin-​di-​ˌstiŋ-​gwi-​shə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce indistinguishability (audio) , -​ˌstiŋ-​wi-​ \ noun
indistinguishableness \ ˌin-​di-​ˈstiŋ-​gwi-​shə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce indistinguishableness (audio) , -​ˈstiŋ-​wi-​ \ noun
indistinguishably \ ˌin-​di-​ˈstiŋ-​gwi-​shə-​blē How to pronounce indistinguishably (audio) , -​ˈstiŋ-​wi-​ \ adverb

Examples of indistinguishable in a Sentence

indistinguishable differences that can be measured only electronically indistinguishable shapes in the fog

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The two worlds were indistinguishable from one another. refinery29.com, "The Raptors Shaped My Identity — Now They're Re-Shaping All Of Canada's," 13 June 2019 And, in this study, their mortality rate was indistinguishable from two undamaged copies of the gene. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Target of first human gene editing cuts life expectancy short," 5 June 2019 The effects of gravity are indistinguishable from the effects of acceleration, over a small space. Devin Powell, Discover Magazine, "How to Understand Einstein's Theory of Gravity," 24 May 2019 In many of these universes there exist replicas of you and me, all but indistinguishable yet leading other lives. Quanta Magazine, "Why the Many-Worlds Interpretation Has Many Problems," 18 Oct. 2018 For now, though, Donald Trump’s GOP remains indistinguishable from Paul Ryan’s. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump Has Not Transformed the Republican Party – Yet," 14 June 2018 The idea is to make your Mac indistinguishable from millions of others, muting the fingerprinting effect. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "Apple Just Made Safari the Good Privacy Browser," 4 June 2018 With few exceptions, Ms. Ngamhuy’s reproductions appear indistinguishable from living specimens. Michael Tortorello, New York Times, "A Lifelike Version of Nature, but Not to Scale," 8 May 2018 In the future, a conversation with a digital assistant will be indistinguishable from one with a person, according to Rohit Prasad. Laura Stevens, WSJ, "‘Alexa, Can You Be Empathetic, All-Knowing and Funny?’," 7 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of indistinguishable

1606, in the meaning defined above

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indistinguishable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of indistinguishable

: unable to be recognized as different : impossible to distinguish clearly from something else

indistinguishable

adjective
in·​dis·​tin·​guish·​able | \ ˌin-di-ˈstiŋ-gwi-shə-bəl How to pronounce indistinguishable (audio) \

Kids Definition of indistinguishable

: impossible to recognize as different

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