imperceptible

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French imperceptible, from Medieval Latin imperceptibilis

Adjective[edit]

imperceptible (comparative more imperceptible, superlative most imperceptible)

  1. not perceptible, not detectable, too small in magnitude to be observed
    We all missed the imperceptible shake of his head as he tried to warn us without being seen.
    Synonyms: imperceivable, undistinguishable, unperceivable
    Antonyms: detectable, perceptible

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin imperceptibilis, equivalent to im- +‎ perceptible.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

imperceptible (masculine and feminine plural imperceptibles)

  1. imperceptible

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Medieval Latin imperceptibilis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃.pɛʁ.sɛp.tibl/

Adjective[edit]

imperceptible (plural imperceptibles)

  1. imperceptible

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin imperceptibilis, equivalent to im- +‎ perceptible.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /impeɾθebˈtible/, [ĩmpeɾθeβˈt̪iβle]
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /impersebˈtible/, [ĩmperseβˈt̪iβle]

Adjective[edit]

imperceptible (plural imperceptibles)

  1. imperceptible