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[in-duh-viz-uh-buh l] /ˌɪn dəˈvɪz ə bəl/
not divisible; not separable into parts; incapable of being divided:
one nation indivisible.
something indivisible.
Origin of indivisible
First recorded in 1350-1400; Middle English word from Late Latin word indīvīsibilis. See in-3, divisible
Related forms
indivisibility, indivisibleness, noun
indivisibly, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for indivisible
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  • Or, how could the Creator have taken portions of an indivisible same?

    Timaeus Plato
  • Why does Boswell yet wear the crown of indivisible supremacy in biography?

    James Boswell William Keith Leask
  • For our cause is one and indivisible, and a success of one of the Allies is a success of all.

    England and Germany Emile Joseph Dillon
  • In the name of the Republic, one and indivisible, an order of council.

  • The first is extended, can be measured and divided; the second is indivisible.

British Dictionary definitions for indivisible


unable to be divided
(maths) leaving a remainder when divided by a given number: 8 is indivisible by 3
Derived Forms
indivisibility, indivisibleness, noun
indivisibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for indivisible

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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