reducible

[ ri-doo-suh-buh l, -dyoo- ]
/ rɪˈdu sə bəl, -ˈdyu- /

adjective

capable of being reduced.
Mathematics.
  1. of or relating to a polynomial that can be factored into the product of polynomials, each of lower degree.
  2. of or relating to a group that can be written as the direct product of two of its subgroups.
  3. of or relating to a set whose set of accumulation points is countable.

Nearby words

  1. reduced hemoglobin,
  2. reduced level,
  3. reduced mass,
  4. reduced paid-up insurance,
  5. reducer,
  6. reducible hernia,
  7. reducing agent,
  8. reducing glass,
  9. reduct,
  10. reductant

Origin of reducible

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at reduce, -ible

Related forms
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Word Origin and History for non-reducible

reducible

adj.

mid-15c.; see reduce + -ible. Cf. Old French redusible.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper