: impossible to transform into or restore to a desired or simpler condition <an irreducible matrix>; specifically : incapable of being factored into polynomials of lower degree with coefficients in some given field (as the rational numbers) or integral domain (as the integers) <an irreducible equation>
Examples of IRREDUCIBLE
- They thought the world was made up of four irreducible elements: earth, air, fire, and water.
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