unobservable


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unobservable

(ˌʌnəbˈzɜːvəbəl)
adj
incapable of observation; imperceptible
n
the unobservable something that cannot be observed
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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"
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unobservable

adjective
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It is also a disadvantage that potential employment is unobservable and must be estimated, and that both actual and potential total factor productivity are unobservable.
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In the first chapter, the authors argued that any achievement differences between poor children in public and private schools must be due to unobservable differences in those children's families.
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Having established a connection between anonymity expectations and privacy interests, von Hirsch goes on to argue that CCTV surveillance violates these identified conventions by exposing individuals to the possibility of prolonged scrutiny from unobservable observers.
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