- capable of being divided.
- capable of being evenly divided, without remainder.
- of or relating to a group in which given any element and any integer, there is a second element that when raised to the integer equals the first element.
Origin of divisible
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Examples from the Web for divisible
It turns out that 60 is a wonderful number because it is divisible by one, two, three, four, five, and six.How Long Is a Year? Is the Earth Slowing Down? And Other Questions About Time
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It is opposed to the whole, or that which is divisible into parts.The Verbalist
Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
He regarded the datum as divisible into perception and matter.
What is not divisible is not movable, and hence cannot be body.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy
Now, to modify an object, we have to perceive it as divisible and discontinuous.Creative Evolution
Every year of which the figure is divisible by four is a leap-year.Astronomy for Amateurs
- capable of being divided, usually with no remainder
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Word Origin and History for divisible
early 15c., from Old French divisibile, from Late Latin divisibilis, from divis-, past participle stem of Latin dividere (see divide (v.)).
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