A subject, one and whole and irreducible—a novel cannot begin to take shape till it has this for its support.
We know that this form of association is not primary and irreducible.
The representations we are able to make of these two objects are absolutely heterogeneous, irreducible one to the other.
The one-third of the French law seemed to be the irreducible minimum.
They are represented as so many simple and irreducible data, imminent in the human mind by virtue of its inborn constitution.
For all that, we trust that the irreducible minimum has now been reached.
In irreducible ruptures there is likely to be constipation and colic produced, and strangulation is more liable to occur.
The art of building bungalows is reduced in California to the irreducible.
Diagnosis is especially difficult when the chronic hernia is irreducible in character.
It is an irreducible minimum in connection with the Reward System.
irreducible ir·re·duc·i·ble (ĭr'ĭ-dōō'sə-bəl, -dyōō'-)
Impossible to reduce to a desired, simpler, or smaller form or amount.
Incapable of being made chemically simpler, or of being replaced, hydrogenated, or reduced in positive charge.