- 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.
OTHER WORDS FROM irreducibleir·re·duc·i·bil·i·ty, ir·re·duc·i·ble·ness, nounir·re·duc·i·bly, adverb
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First, the United States and China must have a clear, granular understanding of each other’s irreducible strategic redlines in order to help prevent conflict through miscalculation.A U.S.-China War Would Dwarf the Destruction in Ukraine. Both Sides Must Act Now to Avoid It|Kevin Rudd|April 4, 2022|Time
Branching out to consider the moral crises of the pastor’s wife and children, the novel presents an electrifying examination of the irreducible complexities of an ethical life.
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)