Definition of Invisible

1. Adjective. Impossible or nearly impossible to see; imperceptible by the eye. "Invisible mending"

2. Adjective. Not prominent or readily noticeable. "The invisible man"
Exact synonyms: Inconspicuous
Attributes: Conspicuousness
Similar to: Obscure, Unnoticeable
Antonyms: Conspicuous
Derivative terms: Inconspicuousness

Definition of Invisible

1. a. Incapable of being seen; not perceptible by vision; not visible.

2. n. An invisible person or thing; specifically, God, the Supreme Being.

Definition of Invisible

1. Adjective. (physics optics) Unable to be seen; not visible. ¹

2. Adjective. (Internet) Apparently, but not actually, offline. ¹

3. Adjective. (psychology) That is ignored by a person. ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) An invisible person or thing; specifically, God, the Supreme Being. ¹

5. Noun. (obsolete) A Rosicrucian; so called because avoiding declaration of his craft. ¹

6. Noun. (obsolete) One of those (as in the 16th century) who denied the visibility of the church. ¹

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Definition of Invisible

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Medical Definition of Invisible

1. Incapable of being seen; not perceptible by vision; not visible. "To us invisible, or dimly seen In these thy lowest works. " (Milton) Invisible bird, a small, shy singing bird (Myadestes sibilons), of St. Vincent Islands. Invisible green, a very dark shade of green, approaching to black, and liable to be mistaken for it. Origin: F. Invisible, L. Invisibilis. See In- not, and Visible. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Invisible

invisible (current term)
invisible balance
invisible differentiation
invisible export
invisible exports
invisible hand
invisible import
invisible imports
invisible ink
invisible inks
invisible rail
invisible rails
invisible spectrum

Literary usage of Invisible

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"We say therefore a line has always two pointe in common with a conic, but these are either distinct, or coincident, or invisible. The word imaginary is ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1865)
""Note on the invisible Radiation of the Electric Light. ... Aqueous vapour acts powerfully upon the invisible rays; and doubtless the action of this ..."

3. George Eliot's Works by George Eliot (1895)
"OH may I join the choir invisible Of those immortal dead who live again In minds made better by their presence: live In pulses stirred to generosity, ..."

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