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imponderable

[im-pon-der-uh-buh l] /ɪmˈpɒn dər ə bəl/
adjective
1.
not ponderable; that cannot be precisely determined, measured, or evaluated.
noun
2.
an imponderable thing, force, agency, etc.
Origin of imponderable
1785-1795
1785-95; < Medieval Latin imponderābilis. See im-2, ponderable
Related forms
imponderability, imponderableness, noun
imponderably, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for imponderable

imponderable

/ɪmˈpɒndərəbəl; -drəbəl/
adjective
1.
unable to be weighed or assessed
noun
2.
something difficult or impossible to assess
Derived Forms
imponderability, imponderableness, noun
imponderably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for imponderable
adj.

1794, "weightless," from assimilated form of in- (1) "not, opposite of" + ponderable (see ponder). Figurative use, "unthinkable," from 1814. Related: Imponderably. As a noun, by 1842.

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