divisible

adjective
di·​vis·​i·​ble | \ də-ˈvi-zə-bəl How to pronounce divisible (audio) \

Definition of divisible

: capable of being divided a number divisible by 3

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from divisible

divisibility \ də-​ˌvi-​zə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce divisibility (audio) \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for divisible

Synonyms

Antonyms

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of divisible in a Sentence

9 is divisible by 3 easily divisible into enough pieces for everyone
Recent Examples on the Web In a finite field, every number is divisible by every other number. Quanta Magazine, "Big Question About Primes Proved in Small Number Systems," 26 Sep. 2019 The turn of the 20th century was a heady time for physics: In the span of just over a decade, the world was introduced to quantum physics, special relativity and the electron — the first evidence that atoms had divisible parts. Adam Hadhazy, Discover Magazine, "The Top 10 Science Experiments of All Time," 10 Oct. 2019 To be prime, a number needs to avoid being divisible by any whole number smaller than itself (save the number 1). Quanta Magazine, "In the Universe of Equations, Virtually All Are Prime," 10 Dec. 2018 Multiple mathematical proofs have shown that when 1 is subtracted from the square of any prime number over 3, the result is divisible by 24. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Snake oil or genius? Crown Sterling tells its side of Black Hat controversy," 29 Aug. 2019 Over the years, mathematicians have developed refinements of Cramér’s model that, for instance, bar even numbers and numbers divisible by 3, 5, and other small primes. Quanta Magazine, "Mathematicians Discover Prime Conspiracy," 13 Mar. 2016 Americans gathered in Washington on Thursday as one nation, feeling a little divisible, struggling to maintain unity on the Fourth of July, a summer ritual that normally brings a day-long pause to partisan hostilities. Peter Jamison, Washington Post, "Trump’s Fourth of July celebration thrills supporters, angers opponents," 4 July 2019 The fact that 97 is a prime number—divisible only by 1 or itself—is supposed to make the system more secure. Eugenia Cheng, WSJ, "How Numbers Can Check Themselves," 20 June 2018 The resulting oscillation of the magneton has two frequencies that are not evenly divisible by either the driving field or each other. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Magnetic helium makes superfluid time crystal," 2 June 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'divisible.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of divisible

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about divisible

Time Traveler for divisible

Time Traveler

The first known use of divisible was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Statistics for divisible

Last Updated

30 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Divisible.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/divisible. Accessed 7 December 2019.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for divisible

divisible

adjective
How to pronounce divisible (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of divisible

: able to be divided

divisible

adjective
di·​vis·​i·​ble | \ də-ˈvi-zə-bəl How to pronounce divisible (audio) \

Kids Definition of divisible

: possible to divide or separate Nine is divisible by three.

divisible

adjective
di·​vis·​i·​ble | \ də-ˈvi-zə-bəl How to pronounce divisible (audio) \

Legal Definition of divisible

: capable of being divided especially into independent parts (as promises or interests) a divisible contract — compare entire

Other Words from divisible

divisibility \ də-​ˌvi-​zə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce divisibility (audio) \ noun

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on divisible

What made you want to look up divisible? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the study of flags

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Semantic Drift Quiz

  • a twisty river
  • Which of the following was once a synonym for fun?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!