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[in-duh-viz-uh-buh l] /ˌɪn dəˈvɪz ə bəl/
not divisible; not separable into parts; incapable of being divided:
one nation indivisible.
something indivisible.
Origin of indivisible
1350-1400; Middle English < Late Latin indīvīsibilis. See in-3, divisible
Related forms
indivisibility, indivisibleness, noun
indivisibly, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for indivisible
  • It is supposed to be elementary-an indivisible axiom of the material world.
  • In other words, single photons travel as though they are interfering with other photons, but is itself indivisible.
  • The economic integration of the two countries needs to be made irreversible, he says, and their security indivisible.
  • What indivisible means is that we're all in this together.
  • Over the past decade they have expanded across a continent they thought was becoming indivisible.
  • To them the principle of life and fertility, whether animal or vegetable, was one and indivisible.
  • In the end, as socialism in practice showed, the two are indivisible.
  • In general, oversize and overweight permits are issued only for indivisible vehicles and loads.
  • The department does not necessarily treat a contract as an indivisible source of revenue.
British Dictionary definitions for indivisible


unable to be divided
(maths) leaving a remainder when divided by a given number: 8 is indivisible by 3
Derived Forms
indivisibility, indivisibleness, noun
indivisibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for indivisible

early 15c., from Middle French indivisible and directly from Late Latin indivisibilis, from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + divisibilis (see divisible).

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