adjective Etymology: Latin neglegere, negligere Date: 1829 so small or unimportant or of so little consequence as to warrant little or no attention ; trifling <
a negligible error
negligibility nounnegligibly adverb

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  • negligible — UK US /ˈneglɪdʒəbl/ adjective ► too small in amount or degree to be of importance: »The interest received from these accounts is negligible. negligible effect/impact »The rise in the minimum wage will have a negligible effect on jobs. negligible… …   Financial and business terms

  • Negligible — Neg li*gi*ble, a. [Cf. F. n[ e]gligible, n[ e]gligeable.] That may be neglected, disregarded, or left out of consideration; too small or unimportant to be worthy of notice. [1913 Webster] Within very negligible limits of error. Sir J. Herschel.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • negligible — I adjective beneath notice, dispensable, expendable, immaterial, imperceptible, inappreciable, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, insubstantial, irrelevant, levis, light, little, meager, minor, minute, moderate, modest, nominal,… …   Law dictionary

  • negligible — (adj.) capable of being neglected, 1819, from NEGLIGENCE (Cf. negligence) + IBLE (Cf. ible). Related: Negligibly; negligibility …   Etymology dictionary

  • negligible — is spelt ible, not negligeable …   Modern English usage

  • negligible — [adj] insignificant imperceptible, inconsequential, minor, minute, off*, outside, petty, remote, slender, slight, slim, small, trifling, trivial, unimportant; concepts 552,575,789 Ant. important, major, significant …   New thesaurus

  • negligible — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ so small or unimportant as to be not worth considering. DERIVATIVES negligibly adverb. ORIGIN obsolete French, from négliger to neglect …   English terms dictionary

  • negligible — [neg′lə jə bəl] adj. [< L negligere (see NEGLECT) + IBLE] that can be neglected or disregarded because small, unimportant, etc.; trifling negligibility n. negligibly adv …   English World dictionary

  • Negligible — Not to be confused with the Negligible function. Negligible refers to the quantities so small that they can be ignored (neglected) when studying the larger effect. Although related to the more mathematical concepts of infinitesimal, the idea of… …   Wikipedia

  • negligible — [[t]ne̱glɪʤɪb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED An amount or effect that is negligible is so small that it is not worth considering or worrying about. The pay that the soldiers received was negligible... Senior managers are convinced that the strike will have… …   English dictionary

  • negligible — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ become ADVERB ▪ by no means, far from ▪ Delays in the courts are far from negligible …   Collocations dictionary

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