[ri-doo-suh-buh l, -dyoo-]


capable of being reduced.
  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.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for reducible

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper