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[ in-duh-viz-uh-buhl ]


  1. not divisible; not separable into parts; incapable of being divided:

    one nation indivisible.


  1. something indivisible.


/ ˌɪndɪˈvɪzəbəl /


  1. unable to be divided
  2. maths leaving a remainder when divided by a given number

    8 is indivisible by 3

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Derived Forms

  • ˌindiˌvisiˈbility, noun
  • ˌindiˈvisibly, adverb

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Other Words From

  • indi·visi·bili·ty indi·visi·ble·ness noun
  • indi·visi·bly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of indivisible1

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Late Latin word indīvīsibilis. See in- 3, divisible

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Example Sentences

The respondents more likely to believe that gender and sex were indivisible included those older than 50, and those with a high school education or less.

From Time

At the time, a prevailing concept of the brain, called the reticular theory, held that the tangle of brain fibers was one unitary whole organ, indivisible.

The Defiant Ones had chained Sidney Poitier to Tony Curtis in 1958, though if you hadn’t been cycled through the penal system yourself, the concept of race and Blackness was indivisible from the concept of a chain gang.

The underlying premise is that conscious experience is psychologically unified—we feel our selves to be indivisible, and our sensations form a seamless whole—so the brain function that generates it should be unified, too.

The more The Republic of The People will stand indivisible and resolute.

I never hear a Democrat talk about these goods, which are, in the literal sense, indivisible—for us all.

You remind us that men and women have imperfection in common, and are indivisible.

The one and indivisible capital of Israel has not been this bitterly divided since 1967.

For me at least, the singer and the songs on Blonde on Blonde and Highway 61 Revisited are indivisible.

What I really think True Detective is about, on some indivisible level, is the power of storytelling.

The entire universe is made up of indivisible bodies having no magnitude.

Not being subject to motion, it is indivisible, incorporeal and not subject to time, as above.

Success was inevitable: nineteen, a number indivisible and chaste above all others, seemed specially designated.

The first word, sing, is an indivisible phonetic entity conveying the notion of a certain specific activity.

Subject conceiving, in communion with Object conceived, are one and the same indivisible fact, looked at on different sides.


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