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"invisible" in American English

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invisibleadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ɪnˈvɪz·ə·bəl/
impossible to see: Invisible bacteria can lead to food poisoning. She was so unimportant in their lives 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 British English

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invisibleadjective

uk   /ɪnˈvɪz.ə.bəl/  us   /ɪnˈvɪz.ə.bəl/
B2 impossible to see: The aircraft is designed to be invisible to radar. These bacteria are invisible unless viewed 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 financial industries rather 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   /ɪnˈvɪz.ə.bli/  us   /ɪnˈvɪz.ə.bli/
invisibility
noun [U] uk   /ɪnˌvɪz.əˈbɪl.ə.ti/  us   /ɪnˌvɪz.əˈbɪl.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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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 export figures are just out. An invisible import is generally a service – if a country receives investment banking consulting from another country, for instance. Invisible trade accounts for a growing slice of the value of world trade.

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 current account.
(Definition of invisible from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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