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Impossible to reduce to a desired, simpler, or smaller form or amount: irreducible burdens.
ir′re·duc′i·bil′i·ty, ir′re·duc′i·ble·ness n.
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1. not able to be reduced or lessened
2. not able to be brought to a simpler or reduced form
3. (Mathematics) maths
a. (of a polynomial) unable to be factorized into polynomials of lower degree, as (x2 + 1)
b. (of a radical) incapable of being reduced to a rational expression, as √(x + 1)
ˌirreˌduciˈbility, ˌirreˈducibleness n
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ir•re•duc•i•ble(ˌɪr ɪˈdu sə bəl, -ˈdyu-)
1. not reducible; incapable of being reduced, diminished, or further simplified.
2. incapable of being brought into a different condition or form.
ir`re•duc`i•bil′i•ty, ir`re•duc′i•ble•ness, n.
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Incapable of being restored to a former condition or position.
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|Adj.||1.||irreducible - incapable of being made smaller or simpler; "an irreducible minimum"; "an irreducible formula"; "an irreducible hernia"|
reducible - capable of being reduced; "reducible to a set of principles of human nature"- Edmund Wilson
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irreducible[ˌɪrɪˈdjuːsəbl] ADJ → irreducible
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
irreducible[ˌɪrɪˈdjuːsɪbəl] adj → irréductible
the irreducible complexity of human life → l'irréductible complexité de la vie
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a. irreducible, que no puede reducirse.
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