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adjective American English pronunciation: invisible /ɪnˈvɪzəb(ə)l/
  1. 1
    something that is invisible cannot be seen

    She had a magic cloak that made her invisible.

    invisible to:

    The spotted skin of the frog renders it almost invisible to its enemies.

  2. 2
    [only before noun] economics a country's invisible income is money that it earns from services rather than from selling goods

    invisible earnings from currency trading

  3. 3
    not officially recognized or fairly represented

    Many minority groups are invisible on the major American television networks.

  4. 4
    not physically existing but having a noticeable effect

    the invisible barrier between the affluent suburbs and the shantytown beyond

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invisibility

 American English pronunciation: invisibility /ɪnˈvɪzəbɪləti/  noun [uncountable]

The path was obscured almost to the point of invisibility.

the invisibility of women in some cultures

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