[ dih-viz-uh-buh l ]
/ dɪˈvɪz ə bəl /


capable of being divided.
  1. capable of being evenly divided, without remainder.
  2. of or relating to a group in which given any element and any integer, there is a second element that when raised to the integer equals the first element.

Nearby words

  1. divinyl ether,
  2. divinylbenzene,
  3. divinópolis,
  4. divisi,
  5. divisibility,
  6. division,
  7. division algebra,
  8. division algorithm,
  9. division of labor,
  10. division of labour

Origin of divisible

1545–55; (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin dīvīsibilis, equivalent to Latin dīvīs(us), past participle of dīvidere to divide (dī- di-2 + vīd- (variant stem) + -tus past participle suffix) + -ibilis -ible

Related formsdi·vis·i·ble·ness, noundi·vis·i·bly, adverbnon·di·vis·i·ble, adjectiveun·di·vis·i·ble, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for divisible


/ (dɪˈvɪzəbəl) /


capable of being divided, usually with no remainder
Derived Formsdivisibleness, noundivisibly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for divisible



early 15c., from Old French divisibile, from Late Latin divisibilis, from divis-, past participle stem of Latin dividere (see divide (v.)).

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