invisibility invisibility  /ɪn ˌvɪ zə ˈbɪ lə ti/


  • (n) the quality of not being perceivable by the eye


  1. Harry Potter isn't the only academic with an invisibility cloak.
  2. Milk knew that the root cause of the gay predicament was invisibility.
  3. There's no telling how becoming a public face would affect the artist, whose legend has been burnished by his invisibility.


  1. Quantum invisibility cloak could hide objects from reality

    Researchers believe it is possible to create a quantum invisibility cloak. Anything hidden in it would be shielded from reality on a quantum level.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ExtremeTech

  2. Researchers Invent Invisibility Cloak

    Researchers at Purdue University have developed an invisibility cloak that uses time to make things disappear. “A lot of people have seen the invisibility cloak in the Harry Potter movies,” said Purdue professor Andrew M. Weiner.  ”In scientific research terms that is a spatial cloak....
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ABC News Blogs via Yahoo! News

  3. "Invisibility Cloak" Hides Cats and Fish

    A fish swims into an enclosure and disappears, while the pondweed behind remains perfectly visible. A cat climbs into a glass box and vanishes, and again the scene behind the box remains visible through the glass. This latest addition to the science of invisibility cloaks is one of the simplest implementations so far, but there’s no denying its striking impact. [More]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Scientific American

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  1. "It's what I call invisibility of process. Basically we're allowing everyone who cares to kind of peek in on all of the process of creating something, rather than just being handled the finished product at the end, or the finished piece at the...
    on Jun 20, 2008 By: Michael Stipe Source: Newsweek

  2. "We've made progress from utter invisibility 30 years ago to prominence in the cultural scene, but with that prominence has come a more rampant form of homophobia," Maupin told AP. "My hope is that we're close to the time that homophobia...
    on Jun 12, 2007 By: Armistead Maupin Source:

  3. Its what the curator Hans Ulrich Obrist calls "the fundamental invisibility."
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: Hans Ulrich Obrist Source: (registration)

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