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Definition of "inappreciable" [in•ap•pre•ci•a•ble]

  • Too small to be noticed or make a significant difference; negligible: inappreciable fluctuations in temperature. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inappreciable" in a sentence
  • "Again, and with a swiftness an inappreciable fraction of time quicker than Ponta's, he ducked forward."
  • "Where once there was an inappreciable number of studies of dog cognition and behavior, there are now conferences on the dog, research groups devoted to studying the dog, experimental and ethological studies on the dog in the United States and abroad, and dog research results sprinkled through scientific journals."
  • "In his book, Brillat-Savarin regarded hearing a more subtle mechanism than taste: Taste is not so richly endowed as hearing; the latter can appreciate and compare many sounds at the same time; but taste, on the other hand, is actually simple — that is to say, that two flavours at one are equally inappreciable."