indivisible


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in·di·vis·i·ble

 (ĭn′də-vĭz′ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Incapable of undergoing division.
2. Mathematics Incapable of being divided without a remainder: The number 15 is indivisible by 7.

in′di·vis′i·ble·ness, in′di·vis′i·bil′i·ty n.
in′di·vis′i·bly adv.

indivisible

(ˌɪndɪˈvɪzəbəl)
adj
1. unable to be divided
2. (Mathematics) maths leaving a remainder when divided by a given number: 8 is indivisible by 3.
ˌindiˌvisiˈbility, ˌindiˈvisibleness n
ˌindiˈvisibly adv

in•di•vis•i•ble

(ˌɪn dəˈvɪz ə bəl)

adj.
1. not divisible; not separable into parts.
n.
2. something indivisible.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin]
in`di•vis`i•bil′i•ty, in`di•vis′i•ble•ness, n.
in`di•vis′i•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.indivisible - impossible of undergoing division; "an indivisible union of states"; "one nation indivisible"
divisible - capable of being or liable to be divided or separated; "even numbers are divisible by two"; "the Americans fought a bloody war to prove that their nation is not divisible"
Translations
غَيْر قابِل للقِسْمَه
nedělitelný
udelelig
oszthatatlan
ódeilanlegur
nedalomasnedalomumas
nedalāms
nedeliteľný
odelbar
bölünemez

indivisible

[ˌɪndɪˈvɪzəbl] ADJ [number] → indivisible

indivisible

[ˌɪndɪˈvɪzɪbəl] adj
[whole] → indivisible
(MATHEMATICS) [number] → insécable

indivisible

adj, indivisibly
advunteilbar (also Math), → untrennbar

indivisible

[ˌɪndɪˈvɪzəbl] adjindivisibile

indivisible

(indiˈvizəbl) adjective
not able to be divided or separated.
ˈindiˌvisiˈbility noun

indivisible

a. indivisible.
References in classic literature ?
A Letter is an indivisible sound, yet not every such sound, but only one which can form part of a group of sounds.
But it chilled them to see themselves in the glass, for instead of being vast and indivisible they were really very small and separate, the size of the glass leaving a large space for the reflection of other things.
But supposing the beauty equal on both sides, it does not follow that the inclinations must be therefore alike, for it is not every beauty that excites love, some but pleasing the eye without winning the affection; and if every sort of beauty excited love and won the heart, the will would wander vaguely to and fro unable to make choice of any; for as there is an infinity of beautiful objects there must be an infinity of inclinations, and true love, I have heard it said, is indivisible, and must be voluntary and not compelled.
Yet I am not more sure that my soul lives, than I am that perverseness is one of the primitive impulses of the human heart - one of the indivisible primary faculties, or sentiments, which give direction to the character of Man.
Every town-gate and village taxing-house had its band of citizen- patriots, with their national muskets in a most explosive state of readiness, who stopped all comers and goers, cross-questioned them, inspected their papers, looked for their names in lists of their own, turned them back, or sent them on, or stopped them and laid them in hold, as their capricious judgment or fancy deemed best for the dawning Republic One and Indivisible, of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, or Death.
Now, suppose a person were to say to them: O my friends, what are these wonderful numbers about which you are reasoning, in which, as you say, there is a unity such as you demand, and each unit is equal, invariable, indivisible,--what would they answer?
Time, which shows so vacant, indivisible and divine in its coming, is slit and peddled into trifles and tatters.
As if the forces of the world were all at work to tear them asunder they sat, clasping hands, near enough to be taken even by the malicious eye of Time himself for a united couple, an indivisible unit.
Neither the word nor what it names is one of the ultimate indivisible constituents of the world.
Regardless of the form of utility function, a person's reservation price for an indivisible good must be as shown in figure 1.
crinoline and then in this multiplicity, ached to be indivisible,
Meditations at Sixty: One Person, Under God, Indivisible