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indivisible

[in-duh-viz-uh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. not divisible; not separable into parts; incapable of being divided: one nation indivisible.
noun
  1. something indivisible.

Origin of indivisible

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Late Latin word indīvīsibilis. See in-3, divisible
Related formsin·di·vis·i·bil·i·ty, in·di·vis·i·ble·ness, nounin·di·vis·i·bly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • The simplicity of the punct arises from its indivisibility by a moment.

    The Concept of Nature

    Alfred North Whitehead

  • To these sacrilegious schemes the French patriots opposed the dogma of Rousseau—the indivisibility of the general will.

  • Such arguments as the indivisibility of the soul and its persistence can at most indicate the possibility of immortality.

  • One particular dictum which the Roumanians ought to cast aside is that which insists upon the indivisibility of the Banat.

  • The Duke of Orleans advocated the concentration of power and the indivisibility of France.

    Louis Philippe

    John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott


British Dictionary definitions for indivisibility

indivisible

adjective
  1. unable to be divided
  2. maths leaving a remainder when divided by a given number8 is indivisible by 3
Derived Formsindivisibility or indivisibleness, nounindivisibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for indivisibility

n.

1640s, from indivisible + -ity.

indivisible

adj.

early 15c., from Middle French indivisible and directly from Late Latin indivisibilis, from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + divisibilis (see divisible).

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