Invisible



[in-viz-uh-buh l] /ɪnˈvɪz ə bəl/

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withdrawn from or out of sight; hidden: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.
/ɪnˈvɪzəbəl/
adjective
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
noun
6.
(economics) an invisible item of trade; service
adj.

mid-14c., from Old French invisible (13c.), from Latin invisibilis “unseen, invisible,” from in- “not” (see in- (1)) + visibilis (see visible). As a noun, “things invisible,” from 1640s. Invisible Man is from H.G. Wells’s novel (1897). Related: Invisibly.

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