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invisible

adjective in·vis·i·ble \ (ˌ)in-ˈvi-zə-bəl \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of invisible

1 a : incapable by nature of being seen
b : inaccessible to view : hidden
3 a : not appearing in published financial statements
b : not reflected in statistics

invisibility

play \(ˌ)in-ˌvi-zə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

invisible

noun

invisibleness

play \(ˌ)in-ˈvi-zə-bəl-nəs\ noun

invisibly

play \(ˌ)in-ˈvi-zə-blē\ adverb

Examples of invisible in a Sentence

  1. a thriller about an invisible man

  2. With the telescope we can see details of the planet's surface that are ordinarily invisible.

  3. She feels as if her success is being blocked by an invisible barrier.

  4. Homelessness is no longer an invisible problem for this city.

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Origin and Etymology of invisible

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin invisibilis, from in- + visibilis visible


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invisible

noun

Definition of invisible

plural invisibles
: an invisible person or thing : someone or something that cannot be seen or perceived
  • … the significant aspect of his reign, its failure of concern for the religious crisis, has been overlooked as the invisibles of history usually are.
  • —Barbara W. Tuchman
  • "There are too many invisibles in the ad business. It depends too much on intangible relationships and chemistry."
  • —Helen Ver Standig

First Known Use of invisible

1635



INVISIBLE Defined for Kids

invisible

adjective in·vis·i·ble \ in-ˈvi-zə-bəl \

Definition of invisible for Students

: impossible to see
  • Sound waves are invisible.

invisibly

\-blē\ adverb


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