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  1. the capacity of being divided.
  2. Mathematics. the capacity of being evenly divided, without remainder.
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Origin of divisibility

1635–45; < Late Latin dīvīsibil(is) divisible + -ity
Related formsnon·di·vis·i·bil·i·ty, noun
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Examples from the Web for divisibility

Historical Examples

  • Endurance is made possible by reason of the element of divisibility.

    The Red Acorn

    John McElroy

  • By this distinction the divisibility of sovereignty was recognised.

  • In respect of quality, the divisibility of matter must be regarded.

  • But what has intellect to do with the divisibility of matter?

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10)

    Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)

  • The divisibility of matter is a question that torments philosophers.

British Dictionary definitions for divisibility


  1. the capacity of a dividend to be exactly divided by a given number
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