invisible
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin invisibilis, from in- + visibilis visible Date: 14th century 1. a. incapable by nature of being seen b. inaccessible to view ; hidden 2. imperceptible, inconspicuous 3. a. not appearing in published financial statements b. not reflected in statistics • invisibility nouninvisible nouninvisibleness nouninvisibly adverb

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  • invisible — [ ɛ̃vizibl ] adj. et n. m. • 1256; bas lat. invisibilis 1 ♦ Qui n est pas visible, qui échappe à la vue (par nature ou par accident). Dieu, infini et invisible. Je suis certain « qu il existe près de moi un être invisible » (Maupassant). « L… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Invisible — In*vis i*ble, a. [F. invisible, L. invisibilis. See {In } not, and {Visible}.] 1. Incapable of being seen; not perceptible by vision; not visible. Specifically: (a) Not visible due to an inherent property, such as lack of color; as, the invisible …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Invisible — puede referirse a: Invisibilidad. Música Bandas Invisible (1973 1977), banda rock argentina; Álbumes Invisible (1974), álbum de la banda Invisible (Argentina); Invisible (1995), álbum de la banda La Ley (Chile); Invisible (2005), álbum de la… …   Wikipedia Español

  • invisible — Invisible. adj. de tout genre. Qui est de telle nature qu il ne peut estre veu. Les Anges, les esprits, les ames sont invisibles. Dieu est le Createur des choses visibles & invisibles. il a receu un secours invisible. cet homme se vante d avoir… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • invisible — Ⅰ. invisible UK US /ɪnˈvɪzəbl/ adjective ECONOMICS ► used to describe trade in services such as banking and insurance, that can be sold in foreign countries or to buyers from foreign countries: »The new invisible export figures are just out. »An… …   Financial and business terms

  • invisible — (adj.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. invisible (13c.), from L. invisibilis unseen, invisible, from in not (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + visibilis (see VISIBLE (Cf. visible)). As a noun, things invisible, from 1640s. Invisible Man is from H.G. Wells s novel… …   Etymology dictionary

  • invisible — [in viz′ə bəl] adj. [OFr < L invisibilis] 1. not visible; that cannot be seen 2. out of sight; not apparent 3. too small or too faint to be seen; imperceptible 4. kept hidden [invisible assets] n. an invisible thing or being …   English World dictionary

  • Invisible — In*vis i*ble, n. 1. An invisible person or thing; specifically, God, the Supreme Being. [1913 Webster] 2. A Rosicrucian; so called because avoiding declaration of his craft. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 3. (Eccl. Hist.) One of those (as in the 16th… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • invisible — (Del lat. invisibĭlis). 1. adj. Que no puede ser visto. 2. Que rehúye ser visto. en un invisible. loc. adv. En un momento. ☛ V. sombras invisibles …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • invisible — I (small) adjective diminutive, imperceptible, inappreciable, inconspicuous, infinitesimal, microbic, microscopic, minuscule II (veiled) adjective cloaked, concealed, covert, enshrouded, evanescent, hidden, impalpable, indiscernible, intangible,… …   Law dictionary

  • invisible — is spelt ible, not able. See able, ible …   Modern English usage

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