imperceptible

[im-per-sep-tuh-buhl]
adjective
1.
very slight, gradual, or subtle: the imperceptible slope of the road.
2.
not perceptible; not perceived by or affecting the senses.
noun
3.
something not capable of being perceived by the senses: metaphysical speculation about imperceptibles.

Origin:
1520–30; < Medieval Latin imperceptibilis. See im-2, perceptible

imperceptibility, imperceptibleness, noun
imperceptibly, adverb


2. hidden, unperceivable, undetectable.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To imperceptibly
Collins
World English Dictionary
imperceptible (ˌɪmpəˈsɛptɪbəl)
 
adj
too slight, subtle, gradual, etc, to be perceived
 
impercepti'bility
 
n
 
imper'ceptibleness
 
n
 
imper'ceptibly
 
adv

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
It all happened in skiing slowly and almost imperceptibly.
These ambush predators blend imperceptibly into their surroundings.
The pumpkin, the biggest surprise, was my favorite-slightly vegetal and almost
  imperceptibly sweet.
Sometimes a big idea fades so imperceptibly from public consciousness you don't
  even notice until it has almost disappeared.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;