|1.||not able to be reduced or lessened|
|2.||not able to be brought to a simpler or reduced form|
|a. (of a polynomial) unable to be factorized into polynomials of lower degree, as (x² + 1)|
|b. (of a radical) incapable of being reduced to a rational expression, as √(x + 1)|
irreducible ir·re·duc·i·ble (ĭr'ĭ-dōō'sə-bəl, -dyōō'-)
Impossible to reduce to a desired, simpler, or smaller form or amount.
Incapable of being made chemically simpler, or of being replaced, hydrogenated, or reduced in positive charge.