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in·dis·cern·i·ble

 (ĭn′dĭ-sûr′nə-bəl)
adj.
Difficult or impossible to discern or perceive; imperceptible: an indiscernible increase in temperature.

in′dis·cern′i·bly adv.
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indiscernible

(ˌɪndɪˈsɜːnəbəl)
adj
1. incapable of being discerned
2. scarcely discernible or perceptible
ˌindisˈcernibleness, ˌindiscerniˈbility n
ˌindisˈcernibly adv
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in•dis•cern•i•ble

(ˌɪn dɪˈsɜr nə bəl, -ˈzɜr-)

adj.
not discernible; not able to be seen or perceived clearly; imperceptible.
[1625–35]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.indiscernible - difficult or impossible to perceive or discern; "an indiscernible increase in temperature"
discernable, discernible - perceptible by the senses or intellect; "things happen in the earth and sky with no discernible cause"; "the newspaper reports no discernible progress in the negotiations"; "the skyline is easily discernible even at a distance of several miles"
2.indiscernible - barely able to be perceivedindiscernible - barely able to be perceived; "the transition was almost indiscernible"; "an almost insensible change"
imperceptible, unperceivable - impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses; "an imperceptible drop in temperature"; "an imperceptible nod"; "color is unperceivable to the touch"
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indiscernible

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indiscernible

adjective
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Translations

indiscernible

[ˌɪndɪˈsɜːnəbl] ADJimperceptible
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indiscernible

adjnicht erkennbar or sichtbar; improvement, change etc alsounmerklich; noisenicht wahrnehmbar; to be almost indiscerniblekaum zu erkennen sein; (noise) → kaum wahrzunehmen sein
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indiscernible

[ˌɪndɪˈsɜːnəbl] adjindiscernibile
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References in classic literature ?
For at first he had lain outstretched on the ground, hidden and indiscernible, like those who lie in wait for swamp- game.
It was all but indiscernible, but his practised eye had sketched the hidden formation which it signified.
As his eyes came level with the rail, so that he could see inboard, it seemed to him that he saw a dim, almost indiscernible haze.
In evaluating the yet indiscernible living experience, I was moved by the wide open landscape directly behind the property: 2,200 square meters of easement open land to augment the site's 2,200-sq-m land area.
By degrees Hammoud returns to a face-up pose, back somewhat arched, the way it might in free-fall, expression indiscernible as her eyes stare into the audience.
Necessarily omitting films and their hypnotic audio, the book still offers collages that are like little pictorial jewel boxes, full of almost indiscernible details, and the inkblot drawings Conner made late in his career, whose nearly microscopic Rorschach figures can induce a practically hallucinatory visual immersion.--CHRISTOPHER LYON
For organizations seeking a complete warehouse management and transportation system, this alliance will provide an indiscernible blending of technologies that will meet their business demands in a highly adaptable and supportable fashion.
The development of the Palace Theatre would generate between three and nine traffic movements in the morning and evening peak, which officers described as "negligible and indiscernible in normal daily traffic flows".
We used inexact adders to process images and found that relative errors up to 0.54 percent were almost indiscernible, and relative errors as high as 7.5 percent still produced discernible images."
But because Everton lost, because he wasn't Neville Southall, he was still held to be in some indiscernible way to be culpable.
For example, the Kyoto Protocol would have cost trillions of dollars, but would have achieved a practically indiscernible difference in stemming the rise in global temperature.