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reducible

[ri-doo-suh-buh l, -dyoo-]
adjective
  1. capable of being reduced.
  2. 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.
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Origin of reducible

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at reduce, -ible
Related formsre·duc·i·bil·i·ty, re·duc·i·ble·ness, nounre·duc·i·bly, adverbnon·re·duc·i·bil·i·ty, nounnon·re·duc·i·ble, adjectivenon·re·duc·i·bly, adverbun·re·duc·i·ble, adjectiveun·re·duc·i·bly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for reducible

adj.

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

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