Definition of invisibility in US English:



  • 1Inability to be seen.

    ‘I feel like I'm wearing a cloak of invisibility’
    • ‘The invisibility effects are particularly impressive, and they also show great variety as well as skill in execution.’
    • ‘The movie is about a scientist who discovers the secret of invisibility, then goes berserk from the ravaging effects the experimental chemicals have on his brain.’
    • ‘Asimov pointed out the flaw in most invisibility plans, which is that being invisible would mean that light cannot affect your retinas, so you are automatically blind!’
    • ‘Much subtler than straightforward invisibility, it enabled its wearer to escape detection and hide in plain sight by radiating an aura of "belonging there."’
    • ‘Pisces is located in the 12th and final house of the chart, a place of secrets and invisibility, and Neptune is the ruling planet.’
    • ‘If anyone can make you believe it's possible to fall in love with a void, or that a homeless man can fly, and a prison break can be aided by powers of invisibility, it's him.’
    • ‘I beheld a magnificent vision of all that invisibility might mean to a man—the mystery, the power, the freedom.’
    • ‘A touch of camouflage, a flair for invisibility, and a sense of tact might be useful.’
    • ‘The founder of this ancient and mystical order stated that one can gain invisibility with the use of clouds.’
    • ‘We posted an article about what it would take to create an invisibility device.’
    1. 1.1 The state of being ignored or not taken into consideration.
      ‘the near invisibility of minority viewpoints’
      • ‘The building's peculiar invisibility to the museum-going public was blamed for the exhibition's disappointing attendance figures.’
      • ‘She challenges the assumption of women's invisibility in urban life.’
      • ‘The book remains a model for him as he explores the invisibility of black men and their often secret lives.’
      • ‘Rules of safety are ignored and the power of the union is diminished to the point of invisibility.’
      • ‘You conjured the invisibility of our foundations in a slave economy.’
      • ‘She's interested in what's hidden from view, in questions of cultural and economic invisibility and, especially, in the unsung hopes and sacrifices of ordinary lives.’
      • ‘We have a solid body of literature detailing the damaging aspects of racial stereotypes and the invisibility of minorities.’
      • ‘Should we let these tragedies sink into invisibility?’
      • ‘This vibrant documentary sets out to rectify the studio band's invisibility.’
      • ‘Yes, I would say I have invisibility issues.’