indivisible

[ in-duh-viz-uh-buh l ]
/ ˌɪn dəˈvɪz ə bəl /

adjective

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

noun

something indivisible.

Nearby words

  1. individually,
  2. individuate,
  3. individuation,
  4. individuation field,
  5. indivisibility,
  6. indo-,
  7. indo-aryan,
  8. indo-australian plate,
  9. indo-canadian,
  10. indo-caribbean

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

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British Dictionary definitions for indivisible

indivisible

/ (ˌɪndɪˈvɪzəbəl) /

adjective

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

indivisible

adj.

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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