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indiscernible

[in-di-sur-nuh-buh l, -zur-] /ˌɪn dɪˈsɜr nə bəl, -ˈzɜr-/
adjective
1.
not discernible; that cannot be seen or perceived clearly; imperceptible.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; in-3 + discernible
Related forms
indiscernibleness, indiscernibility, noun
indiscernibly, adverb
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  • Real art lies with the artist who can replicate a realistic painting to the point where it is nearly indiscernible from reality.
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British Dictionary definitions for indiscernible

indiscernible

/ˌɪndɪˈsɜːnəbəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being discerned
2.
scarcely discernible or perceptible
Derived Forms
indiscernibleness, indiscernibility, noun
indiscernibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for indiscernible
adj.

1630s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + discernible. Related: Indiscernibly; indiscernibility.

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