Definitions for negligibleˈnɛg lɪ dʒə bəl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
neg•li•gi•bleˈnɛg lɪ dʒə bəl(adj.)
so small or unimportant as to be safely disregarded:
Origin of negligible:
1820–30; < L neglig(ere) to neglect
so small as to be meaningless; insignificant
"the effect was negligible"
negligible, paltry, trifling(adj)
not worth considering
"he considered the prize too paltry for the lives it must cost"; "piffling efforts"; "a trifling matter"
Able to be ignored or excluded from consideration; too small or unimportant to be of concern.
We found errors, but their effects were negligible.
that may neglicted, disregarded, or left out of consideration
Negligible refers to the quantities so small that they can be ignored when studying the larger effect. Although related to the more mathematical concepts of infinitesimal, the idea of negligibility is particularly useful in practical disciplines like physics, chemistry, mechanical and electronic engineering, computer programming and in everyday decision-making. A quantity can be said to be negligible when it is safe to ignore it in the present case, within the margins for error that have been agreed to be acceptable in this case. Examples of quantities that are often considered negligible are the electrical resistance of a wire, and the mass of the electrons in an atom.
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