- of or relating to a polynomial that cannot be factored.
- of or relating to a group that cannot be written as the direct product of two of its subgroups.
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The qualia that compose conscious experiences are irreducible, incapable of being mapped onto anything else.Here’s How We’ll Know an AI Is Conscious - Facts So Romantic|Joel Frohlich|March 29, 2021|Nautilus
But breakfast was practically over, and the need for beating a further retreat was thus reduced to an irreducible minimum.The Angel of Pain|E. F. Benson
You know, to men like your father convictions are irreducible elements—they can't be split up, and differently combined.Tales Of Men And Ghosts|Edith Wharton
There was one peculiarly stubborn and irreducible class of facts which he took up and gave much thought to during this period.The Letters of William James, Vol. 1|William James
The logic is unimpeachable, and points to irreducible pleasures and pains as the standard of valuation.Essays in Experimental Logic|John Dewey
What wonder, then, if he should sometimes make mistakes, and that some inconsistencies remain at last irreducible?
British Dictionary definitions for irreducible
- (of a polynomial) unable to be factorized into polynomials of lower degree, as (x ² + 1)
- (of a radical) incapable of being reduced to a rational expression, as √(x + 1)