vanishingly

adverb van·ish·ing·ly \ ˈva-ni-shiŋ-lē \
Updated on: 15 Apr 2018

Definition of vanishingly

: so as to be almost nonexistent or invisible
  • the difference is vanishingly small

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First Known Use of vanishingly

1870

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Definition of vanishingly for English Language Learners

  • —used to say that something is so small that it almost does not exist at all


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