What does negligible mean?

Definitions for negligibleˈnɛg lɪ dʒə bəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word negligible.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. negligible(adj)

    so small as to be meaningless; insignificant

    "the effect was negligible"

  2. negligible, paltry, trifling(adj)

    not worth considering

    "he considered the prize too paltry for the lives it must cost"; "piffling efforts"; "a trifling matter"


  1. negligible(Adjective)

    Able to be ignored or excluded from consideration; too small or unimportant to be of concern.

    We found errors, but their effects were negligible.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Negligible(adj)

    that may neglicted, disregarded, or left out of consideration

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. ngligible, ngligeable.]


  1. Negligible

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of negligible in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of negligible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Billionaire Mori Arkin:

    Usually, when a good company is acquired, it is for a significant premium. In our case, it's negligible, if at all.

  2. Jacob Nelson:

    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.

  3. Trilby Lundberg:

    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.

  4. Jordan McKee:

    I would say it’s been a fairly negligible adoption rate so far, there hasn’t been a tremendous amount of interest given the cost of upgrading terminals to accept NFC payments.

  5. Alan Barreca:

    Temperature's role has probably been pretty negligible compared to other things like access to birth control (and) increasing labor opportunities for women ... but it would suggest that, if anything, it's adding on to the other things going on.

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