Imperceptibleness
Imperceptible Im`per*cep"ti*ble, a. [Pref. im- not + perceptible: cf. F. imperceptible.] Not perceptible; not to be apprehended or cognized by the senses; not discernible by the mind; not easily apprehended. [1913 Webster]

Almost imperceptible to the touch. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Its operation is slow, and in some cases almost imperceptible. --Burke. -- {Im`per*cep"ti*ble*ness}, n. -- {Im`per*cep"ti*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

Their . . . subtilty and imperceptibleness. --Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster]


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  • imperceptibleness — See imperceptibility. * * * …   Universalium

  • imperceptibleness — n. quality of being imperceptible, quality of being undetectable; subtlety, quality of being unnoticeable …   English contemporary dictionary

  • imperceptibleness — im·perceptibleness …   English syllables

  • imperceptibleness — noun see imperceptible I * * * impercepˈtibleness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑imperceptible …   Useful english dictionary

  • Imperceptible — Im per*cep ti*ble, a. [Pref. im not + perceptible: cf. F. imperceptible.] Not perceptible; not to be apprehended or cognized by the senses; not discernible by the mind; not easily apprehended. [1913 Webster] Almost imperceptible to the touch.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Imperceptibly — Imperceptible Im per*cep ti*ble, a. [Pref. im not + perceptible: cf. F. imperceptible.] Not perceptible; not to be apprehended or cognized by the senses; not discernible by the mind; not easily apprehended. [1913 Webster] Almost imperceptible to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imperceptible — imperceptibility, imperceptibleness, n. imperceptibly, adv. /im peuhr sep teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. very slight, gradual, or subtle: the imperceptible slope of the road. 2. not perceptible; not perceived by or affecting the senses. n. 3. something not …   Universalium

  • vagueness — n 1. impreciseness, inexactness, inexactitude, unspecificity, nonspecificity; ambiguity, equivocality, equivocalness, equivocation; dubiousness, doubtfulnes, questionableness; indefiniteness, abstractness, abstruseness, reconditeness;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • imperceptible — /ɪmpəˈsɛptəbəl / (say impuh septuhbuhl) adjective 1. very slight, gradual, or subtle: imperceptible gradations. 2. not perceptible; not affecting the perceptive faculties. –noun 3. that which is imperceptible. –imperceptibility… …   Australian English dictionary

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