(||In`va*lide") n. [F.] See Invalid, n.

(In"va*lid*ism) n. The condition of an invalid; sickness; infirmity.

(In`va*lid"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. invalidité, LL. invaliditas want of health.]

1. Want of validity or cogency; want of legal force or efficacy; invalidness; as, the invalidity of an agreement or of a will.

2. Want of health; infirmity. [Obs.] Sir W. Temple.

(In*val"id*ness) n. Invalidity; as, the invalidness of reasoning.

(In*val"or*ous) a. Not valorous; cowardly.

(In*val"u*a*ble) a. Valuable beyond estimation; inestimable; priceless; precious.

(In*val"u*a*bly), adv. Inestimably. Bp. Hall.

(In*val"ued) a. Inestimable. [R.] Drayton.

(In*va`ri*a*bil"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. invariabilité.] The quality of being invariable; invariableness; constancy; uniformity.

(In*va"ri*a*ble) a. [Pref. in- not + variable: cf. F. invariable.] Not given to variation or change; unalterable; unchangeable; always uniform.

Physical laws which are invariable.
I. Taylor.

In*va"ri*a*ble*ness, n.In*va"ri*a*bly, adv.

(In*va"ri*a*ble) n. (Math.) An invariable quantity; a constant.

(In*va"ri*ance) n. (Math.) The property of remaining invariable under prescribed or implied conditions. J. J. Sylvester.

(In*va"ri*ant) n. (Math.) An invariable quantity; specifically, a function of the coefficients of one or more forms, which remains unaltered, when these undergo suitable linear transformations. J. J. Sylvester.

(In*va"sion) n. [L. invasio: cf. F. invasion. See Invade.]

1. The act of invading; the act of encroaching upon the rights or possessions of another; encroachment; trespass.

2. A warlike or hostile entrance into the possessions or domains of another; the incursion of an army for conquest or plunder.

3. The incoming or first attack of anything hurtful or pernicious; as, the invasion of a disease.

Syn.Invasion, Irruption, Inroad. Invasion is the generic term, denoting a forcible entrance into a foreign country. Incursion signifies a hasty and sudden invasion. Irruption denotes particularly violent invasion. Inroad is entry by some unusual way involving trespass and injury.

(In*va"sive) a. [LL. invasivus: cf. F. invasif. See Invade.] Tending to invade; characterized by invasion; aggressive. "Invasive war." Hoole.

(In*vect") v. i. To inveigh. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.

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