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
Origin: [Cf. F. ngligible, ngligeable.]
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.
The numerical value of negligible in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of negligible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Usually, when a good company is acquired, it is for a significant premium. In our case, it's negligible, if at all.
The technology is at this point pretty strong, and when implemented at a population level will be negligible in terms of the sticker price of a car.
The chances are high that there will be small or negligible price rises from here in the national average, assuming no crude oil price spike in the near future.
Even if banks get brokerage licenses, contribution to their profit would be negligible, for their rally to be sustainable, you need to see a big reduction in systematic?? risks. But we have not seen clear signs that the economy has bottomed out.
The impacts are expected to be almost negligible given the size of the announced job cuts relative to the overall labor force as well as the fact that unemployment rates for veterans tend to not be that much different than unemployment rates for non-veterans.
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- negligibleCatalan, Valencian
- insignificante, despreciableSpanish
- mitätön, merkityksetön, vähäpätöinenFinnish
- つまらない, 些細, 取るに足らないJapanese
- Không đáng kểVietnamese
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