- 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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Historical Examples of irreducible
The one-third of the French law seemed to be the irreducible minimum.Notes on Life and Letters
For all that, we trust that the irreducible minimum has now been reached.
We know that this form of association is not primary and irreducible.Essay on the Creative Imagination
The art of building bungalows is reduced in California to the irreducible.Across America by Motor-cycle
C. K. Shepherd
It is an irreducible minimum in connection with the Reward System.A Rational Wages System
- (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)