Origin of negligiblefrom Classical Latin negligere (see neglect) + -ible
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.
Not significant or important enough to be worth considering; trifling.
Origin of negligibleLatin neglegere, negligere to neglect ; see neglect . -ible
- neg′li·gi·bil′i·ty neg′li·gi·ble·ness
(comparative more negligible, superlative most negligible)
- But the cost is so negligible that no one thinks much of it.
- End of the Gulf to a negligible quantity at Muscat.
- In 1462 Muscovy had been a negligible factor in P olish politics.
- Yet the wool harvest is scarce, and the production of butter a negligible quantity, though there is abundance of the principal product of Sicilian pasture lands, cheese of various kinds, for which there is a lively local demand.
- When the ellipsoid is so much elongated that I is negligible in relation to m'-, the expression approximates to the simpler form N=412 (log 201-I).