AskDefine | Define inappreciable

Dictionary Definition

inappreciable adj : too small to make a significant difference; "inappreciable fluctuations in temperature"

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English

Etymology

negative in- + appreciable

Pronunciation

(US) IPA: /ˌɪnəˈpriːʃəbəl/

Adjective

inappreciable
  1. insignificant, undetectable, not able to be noticed
    • 1830, Charles Babbage, Decline of Science in England
      ...genius marks its tract, not by the observation of quantities inappreciable to any but the acutest senses, but by placing Nature in such circumstances, that she is forced to record her minutest variations on so magnified a scale, that an observer, possessing ordinary faculties, shall find them legibly written.

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