imponderable


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im·pon·der·a·ble

 (ĭm-pŏn′dər-ə-bəl)
adj.
That cannot undergo precise evaluation: imponderable problems.

im·pon′der·a·ble n.
im·pon′der·a·bil′i·ty n.
im·pon′der·a·bly adv.
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imponderable

(ɪmˈpɒndərəbəl; -drəbəl)
adj
unable to be weighed or assessed
n
something difficult or impossible to assess
imˌponderaˈbility, imˈponderableness n
imˈponderably adv
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im•pon•der•a•ble

(ɪmˈpɒn dər ə bəl)

adj.
1. not ponderable; not susceptible to precise measurement or evaluation.
n.
2. something imponderable.
[1785–95; < Medieval Latin]
im•pon`der•a•bil′i•ty, im•pon′der•a•ble•ness, n.
im•pon′der•a•bly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.imponderable - a factor whose effects cannot be accurately assessed; "human behavior depends on many imponderables"
influence - a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do; "her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"
leavening, leaven - an influence that works subtly to lighten or modify something; "his sermons benefited from a leavening of humor"
Adj.1.imponderable - difficult or impossible to evaluate with precision; "such imponderable human factors as aesthetic sensibility"
ponderable - capable of being weighed or considered; "something ponderable from the outer world--something of which we can say that its weight is so and so"- James Jeans
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imponderable

adjective
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Translations

imponderable

[ɪmˈpɒndərəbl]
A. ADJimponderable
B. imponderables NPL(elementos mpl) imponderables mpl
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imponderable

[ɪmˈpɒndərəbəl]
adjimpondérable
nimpondérable m
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imponderable

nunberechenbare or unwägbare Größe; imponderablesUnwägbarkeiten pl, → Imponderabilien pl (geh)
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imponderable

[ɪmˈpɒndrəbl] adjimponderabile
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It is as if your feet had been caught in an imponderable snare; you feel the balance of your body threatened, and the steady poise of your mind is destroyed at once.
What things real are there, but imponderable thoughts?
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Bellegarde did not in the least cause him to modify his needful premise that all Frenchmen are of a frothy and imponderable substance; he simply reminded him that light materials may be beaten up into a most agreeable compound.
Belinda Green's dog moved off from three seven days ago but trap six is an imponderable as he cut the bends, although that will not matter if he traps well.
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This makes knowing whether Antarctica is gaining or losing ice a key concern for human kind, and the answer to this imponderable urgent.
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Their absence from an otherwise settled ODI squad means musings on who might replace them in the 50-over top four suddenly became more urgent - and no less imponderable.
The study stressed that its assessments were based on an econometric analysis of historical data and many imponderable factors like when the EAC will be able to produce sufficient amounts of power and by how much the cost of electricity going to rise.