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"invisible" in British English

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invisibleadjective

uk   us   /ɪnˈvɪz.ɪ.bl̩/
B2 impossible to ​see: The ​aircraft is ​designed to be invisible toradar. These ​bacteria are invisible ​unlessviewed with a ​microscope. [before noun] specialized finance & economics used to refer to ​money that is ​added to a country's ​economy by ​activities such as the ​service and ​financialindustriesrather than the ​production of ​goods in ​factories: an ​increase in invisible exports Tourism ​brings in 40 ​percent of the island's invisible earnings.

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invisibly
adverb uk   us   /-bli/
invisibility
noun [U] uk   /ɪnˌvɪz.əˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/
The ​bits of ​gold in the ​sand were ​small to the ​point of invisibility (= so ​small that they ​almost could not be ​seen).
(Definition of invisible from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"invisible" in American English

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invisibleadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ɪnˈvɪz·ə·bəl/
impossible to ​see: Invisible ​bacteria can ​lead to ​foodpoisoning. She was so ​unimportant in ​theirlives that she was ​almost invisible to them.
invisibility
noun [U]  us   /ɪnˌvɪz·əˈbɪl·ɪ·t̬i/
(Definition of invisible from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"invisible" in Business English

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invisibleadjective

uk   us   /ɪnˈvɪzəbl/ ECONOMICS
used to describe ​trade in ​services such as ​banking and ​insurance, that can be ​sold in ​foreign countries or to ​buyers from ​foreign countries: The new invisible ​exportfigures are just out. An invisible ​import is generally a ​service – if a country receives ​investmentbankingconsulting from another country, for instance. Invisible ​tradeaccounts for a ​growingslice of the ​value of ​worldtrade.

invisiblenoun

uk   us   /ɪnˈvɪzəbl/ ECONOMICS
invisibles [plural] (also invisible exports) a ​service such as ​insurance or ​banking that is ​sold in ​foreign countries or to ​buyers from ​foreign countries: Invisibles now make up a larger ​proportion of the UK's ​currentaccount.
(Definition of invisible from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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