[in-duh-viz-uh-buh l]


not divisible; not separable into parts; incapable of being divided: one nation indivisible.


something indivisible.

Origin of indivisible

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Late Latin word indīvīsibilis. See in-3, divisible
Related formsin·di·vis·i·bil·i·ty, in·di·vis·i·ble·ness, nounin·di·vis·i·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for indivisible

unified, inseparable, impenetrable, joined, permanent, unbreakable

Examples from the Web for indivisible

Contemporary Examples of indivisible

Historical Examples of indivisible

  • Or, how could the Creator have taken portions of an indivisible same?



  • Why does Boswell yet wear the crown of indivisible supremacy in biography?

    James Boswell

    William Keith Leask

  • For our cause is one and indivisible, and a success of one of the Allies is a success of all.

    England and Germany

    Emile Joseph Dillon

  • In the name of the Republic, one and indivisible, an order of council.

  • The first is extended, can be measured and divided; the second is indivisible.

British Dictionary definitions for indivisible



unable to be divided
maths leaving a remainder when divided by a given number8 is indivisible by 3
Derived Formsindivisibility or indivisibleness, nounindivisibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for indivisible

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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