invisibleness

invisible

[in-viz-uh-buhl]
adjective
1.
not visible; not perceptible by the eye: invisible fluid.
2.
withdrawn from or out of sight; hidden: an invisible seam.
3.
not perceptible or discernible by the mind: invisible differences.
4.
not ordinarily found in financial statements or reflected in statistics or a listing: Goodwill is an invisible asset to a business.
5.
concealed from public knowledge.
noun
6.
an invisible thing or being.
7.
the invisible, the unseen or spiritual world.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English < Latin invīsibilis. See in-3, visible

invisibility, invisibleness, noun
invisibly, adverb
quasi-invisible, adjective
quasi-invisibly, adverb


2. veiled, obscure.
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invisible (ɪnˈvɪzəbəl)
 
adj
1.  not visible; not able to be perceived by the eye: invisible rays
2.  concealed from sight; hidden
3.  not easily seen or noticed: invisible mending
4.  kept hidden from public view; secret; clandestine
5.  economics of or relating to services rather than goods in relation to the invisible balance: invisible earnings
 
n
6.  economics an invisible item of trade; service
 
invisi'bility
 
n
 
in'visibleness
 
n
 
in'visibly
 
adv

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invisible
1340, from O.Fr. invisible (13c.), from L. invisibilis "unseen, invisible," from in- "not" + visibilis (see visible).
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