[dih-viz-uh-buh l]


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.

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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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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