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That cannot undergo precise evaluation: imponderable problems.
unable to be weighed or assessed
something difficult or impossible to assess
imˌponderaˈbility, imˈponderableness n
im•pon•der•a•ble(ɪmˈpɒn dər ə bəl)
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.
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|Noun||1.||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"
|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