indistinguishable
adjective Date: 1606 not distinguishable: as a. indeterminate in shape or structure <
indistinguishable forms in the mist
>
b. not clearly recognizable or understandable <
indistinguishable differences
>
c. lacking identifying or individualizing qualities <
seemingly indistinguishable alternatives
>
indistinguishability nounindistinguishableness nounindistinguishably adverb

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  • indistinguishable — (adj.) c.1600, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + DISTINGUISHABLE (Cf. distinguishable). Related: Indistinguishably …   Etymology dictionary

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  • indistinguishable  — [adj] alike duplicate, equivalent, identic, identical, like, same, tantamount, twin; concept 566 Ant. different, distinguishable, unalike, unlike …   New thesaurus

  • indistinguishable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not able to be identified as different or distinct. DERIVATIVES indistinguishably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • indistinguishable — [in΄di stiŋ′gwish ə bəl] adj. 1. that cannot be distinguished as being different or separate 2. that cannot be discerned or recognized; imperceptible indistinguishably adv …   English World dictionary

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  • indistinguishable — in|dis|tin|guish|a|ble [ ,ındı stıŋgwıʃəbl ] adjective if two things are indistinguishable, you cannot see any difference between them: indistinguishable from: Computer games have become practically indistinguishable from reality …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • indistinguishable — adjective 1) the two girls were indistinguishable Syn: identical, difficult to tell apart, like (two) peas in a pod, like Tweedledum and Tweedledee, very similar, two of a kind Ant: dissimilar 2) the image had become indistinguishable the voices… …   Thesaurus of popular words

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