# divisible

[dih-viz-uh-buh l] /dɪˈvɪz ə bəl/
1.
capable of being divided.
2.
Mathematics.
1. capable of being evenly divided, without remainder.
2. of or relating to a group in which given any element and any integer, there is a second element that when raised to the integer equals the first element.
Origin of divisible
1545-1555
1545-55; (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin dīvīsibilis, equivalent to Latin dīvīs(us), past participle of dīvidere to divide (dī- di-2 + vīd- (variant stem) + -tus past participle suffix) + -ibilis -ible
Related forms
divisibleness, noun
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Examples from the Web for divisible
Contemporary Examples
• It turns out that 60 is a wonderful number because it is divisible by one, two, three, four, five, and six.

Historical Examples
• When the indivisible is present in the divisible, "it is entire in each part," identically and numerically one.

Plotinos (Plotinus)
• He regarded the datum as divisible into perception and matter.

• For the definition is a sort of number, divisible into indivisible units; and the number is so likewise.

George Grote
• Every year of which the figure is divisible by four is a leap-year.

Camille Flammarion
• The various groups into which the Carinatae are divisible are shown in the table on pp. 40-42.

Sidney H. Reynolds
• We must therefore admit that this form (that resides in bodies) is also divisible.

Plotinos (Plotinus)
• All wares are divisible into two great classes, viz., transparent porcelain and opaque earthen-ware.

Jennie J. Young
• But this assumes that the Form is divisible — or is not essentially One.

• Really, according to Spinoza, extension is indivisible, though modally it is divisible.

British Dictionary definitions for divisible

## divisible

/dɪˈvɪzəbəl/
1.
capable of being divided, usually with no remainder
Derived Forms
divisibleness, noun
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Word Origin and History for divisible

early 15c., from Old French divisibile, from Late Latin divisibilis, from divis-, past participle stem of Latin dividere (see divide (v.)).

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