- The definition of negligible is something so small or unimportant that it has no significance.
A penny is an example of an amount of money that would be described as negligible since it has so little worth.
Origin: from Classical Latin negligere (see neglect) plush -ible
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Origin: Latin neglegere, negligere, to neglect; see neglect + -ible.
- negˌli·gi·bilˈi·ty, negˈli·gi·ble·ness noun
- negˈli·gi·bly adverb