[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

Examples from the Web for indivisibly

Historical Examples of indivisibly

  • You were saying just now that you and the river were indivisibly one.

    The Angel of Pain

    E. F. Benson

  • Suppose the negative proposition, No B is A, to be true immediately or indivisibly.


    George Grote

  • Again, suppose the affirmative proposition, All B is A, to be true immediately or indivisibly.


    George Grote

  • His kindliness is not the action of a section of his character; it enlists and occupies his being as a whole and indivisibly.

  • In the next and longest division of the book, direct allegory and imaginative vision are indivisibly mixed into each other.

    William Blake

    Algernon Charles Swinburne

British Dictionary definitions for indivisibly



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 indivisibly



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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