invisible

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adjective in·vis·i·ble \(ˌ)in-ˈvi-zə-bəl\

Definition of invisible

  1. 1a :  incapable by nature of being seenb :  inaccessible to view :  hidden

  2. 2 :  imperceptible, inconspicuous

  3. 3a :  not appearing in published financial statementsb :  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



INVISIBLE Defined for English Language Learners

invisible

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adjective

Definition of invisible for English Language Learners

  • : impossible to see : not visible

  • finance —used to describe money from foreign countries that is received from providing services (such as banking and tourism) rather than from selling products


INVISIBLE Defined for Kids

invisible

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

Definition of invisible for Students

  1. :  impossible to see Sound waves are invisible.

invisibly

\-blē\ adverb


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