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[ih-mezh-er-uh-buh l] /ɪˈmɛʒ ər ə bəl/
incapable of being measured; limitless:
the immeasurable vastness of the universe.
Origin of immeasurable
1350-1400; Middle English immesurable. See im-2, measurable
Related forms
immeasurability, immeasurableness, noun
immeasurably, adverb Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for immeasurably


incapable of being measured, esp by virtue of great size; limitless
Derived Forms
immeasurability, immeasurableness, noun
immeasurably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for immeasurably



mid-15c., from im- + measurable. It could alternate with immensurable (1530s), from French, from Late Latin immensurabilis, from assimilated form of in- "not" + mensurabilis "able to be measured," from mensurare "to measure." Related: Immeasurably.

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