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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
1350-1400; Middle English < Late Latin indīvīsibilis. See in-3, divisible
Related forms
indivisibility, indivisibleness, noun
indivisibly, adverb Unabridged
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  • Suppose the negative proposition, No B is A, to be true immediately or indivisibly.

    Aristotle George Grote
  • Again, suppose the affirmative proposition, All B is A, to be true immediately or indivisibly.

    Aristotle George Grote
  • You were saying just now that you and the river were indivisibly one.

    The Angel of Pain E. F. Benson
  • His kindliness is not the action of a section of his character; it enlists and occupies his being as a whole and indivisibly.

  • In the next and longest division of the book, direct allegory and imaginative vision are indivisibly mixed into each other.

    William Blake Algernon Charles Swinburne
British Dictionary definitions for indivisibly


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 indivisibly



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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