adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin indivisibilis, from Latin in- + Late Latin divisibilis divisible Date: 14th century not divisible • indivisibility nounindivisible nounindivisibly adverb

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  • indivisible — [ ɛ̃divizibl ] adj. • 1314; bas lat. indivisibilis ♦ Qui n est pas divisible. L homme est un composé indivisible. La République une et indivisible, proclamation de l unité de la République sous la Révolution, qui s opposait aux tendances… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • indivisible — in·di·vis·i·ble /ˌin də vi zə bəl/ adj: consisting of one whole whose parts cannot be divided or treated individually an indivisible obligation in·di·vis·i·bil·i·ty / ˌvi zə bi lə tē/ n in·di·vis·i·bly adv Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Me …   Law dictionary

  • Indivisible — In di*vis i*ble, a. [L. indivisibilis: cf. F. indivisible. See {In } not, and {Divisible}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not divisible; incapable of being divided, separated, or broken; not separable into parts. One indivisible point of time. Dryden. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indivisible — In di*vis i*ble, n. 1. That which is indivisible. [1913 Webster] By atom, nobody will imagine we intend to express a perfect indivisible, but only the least sort of natural bodies. Digby. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) An infinitely small quantity… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indivisible — Indivisible. adj. de tout genre. Qui ne se peut diviser. Un point indivisible. l atome est indivisible …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • indivisible — (adj.) early 15c., from M.Fr. indivisible and directly from L.L. indivisibilis, from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + divisibilis (see DIVISIBLE (Cf. divisible)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • indivisible — adjetivo 1. Que no puede ser dividido: cantidad indivisible …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • indivisible — [in΄də viz′ə bəl] adj. [ME indyvysible < LL indivisibilis: see IN 2 & DIVISIBLE] 1. that cannot be divided 2. Math. that cannot be divided by a specific number or quantity without leaving a remainder n. anything indivisible indivisibility n.… …   English World dictionary

  • indivisible — meaning ‘unable to be divided’, is spelt ible, not able. See able, ible …   Modern English usage

  • indivisible — (Del lat. indivisibĭlis). 1. adj. Que no se puede dividir. 2. Der. Dicho de una cosa: Que no admite división, ya por ser esta impracticable, ya porque impida o varíe sustancialmente su aptitud para el destino que tenía, ya porque desmerezca mucho …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • indivisible — ► ADJECTIVE 1) unable to be divided or separated. 2) (of a number) unable to be divided by another number exactly without leaving a remainder. DERIVATIVES indivisibility noun indivisibly adverb …   English terms dictionary

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