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imperceptibly


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Imperceptible  \Im`per*cep"ti*ble\,  a.  [Pref.  im-  not  + 
  perceptible:  cf  F.  imperceptible.] 
  Not  perceptible;  not  to  be  apprehended  or  cognized  by  the 
  souses;  not  discernible  by  the  mind;  not  easily  apprehended. 
 
  Almost  imperceptible  to  the  touch.  --Dryden. 
 
  Its  operation  is  slow,  and  in  some  cases  almost 
  imperceptible.  --Burke. 
  --  {Im`per*cep"ti*ble*ness},  n.  --  {Im`per*cep"ti*bly},  adv 
 
  Their  .  .  .  subility  and  imperceptibleness.  --Sir  M. 
  Hale. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  imperceptibly 
  adv  :  in  an  imperceptible  manner  or  to  an  imperceptible  degree; 
  "the  power  of  the  Secretary  of  State  in  London 
  increased  gradually  but  imperceptibly"  [syn:  {unnoticeably}, 
  {observably}]  [ant:  {perceptibly}] 




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