unobservable


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.

unobservable

(ˌʌnəbˈzɜːvəbəl)
adj
incapable of observation; imperceptible
n
the unobservable something that cannot be observed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unobservable - not accessible to direct observationunobservable - not accessible to direct observation
imperceptible, unperceivable - impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses; "an imperceptible drop in temperature"; "an imperceptible nod"; "color is unperceivable to the touch"

unobservable

adjective
References in periodicals archive ?
The intentional stance is distinct from mindreading because it does not require construing other people's behavior as driven by unobservable mental causes.
Other inputs are unobservable (for example, internally generated data).
But critics argue that factors unobservable to researchers but correlated with EITC receipt are responsible for children's success, not the EITC transfers.
Even its title is appropriately ectoplasmic, and could reference the Holy Spirit, or a tongue-in-cheek variation bearing the same first word; or, as I found when I looked through the periodic table of elements and discovered Hs as the symbol for Hassium, a silvery substance only produced a few times through nuclear reaction in tiny, almost unobservable quantities, with an incredibly short life.
Objective: From observing other people s movements, humans make inferences that go far beyond the appearance of the observed stimuli: inferences about unobservable mental states such as goals and intentions.
Under the concept of complete observability, the basic terms used in the placement method are directly observable, indirectly observable and unobservable.
100-Mile photograph imagesa vast swath of Los Angeles with an uncanny consistency that transforms the city into a map of itself--mountains, buildings, and highways are all rendered with near-equal clarity, an unobservable simulacrum possible only through computer intervention.
In the complaint, which seeks damages and a court order to immediately close the dangerous section of beach, it is asserted that North Wildwood failed to properly safeguard the public regarding the section of beach commonly known to have a "steep and unobservable drop-off at the area of the accident", as well as inadequate and faded warning signs around the area.
A result of all these unobservable changes is the desire of adolescents to spend all their time with other teens.
Similarly, the results are robust to estimation with alternative frailty models to further account for unobservable heterogeneity.
These violent disturbances had started just before solar conjunction, and although the most vigorous phases were therefore unobservable, we were able to get a good record of the upheaval as a whole, and posted detailed reports on our website.