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

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

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Examples of divisible in a Sentence

9 is divisible by 3 easily divisible into enough pieces for everyone
Recent Examples on the Web These rigorous standards were not divisible from Hazzard’s life, which was organized around art and ideas. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction: Moral Hazzard," 4 Dec. 2020 If 3n + 1 is also divisible by 4, then is also even, and the orbit will fall. Quanta Magazine, "The Simple Math Problem We Still Can’t Solve," 22 Sep. 2020 In 1888, for instance, James Sylvester proved that no OPN could be divisible by 105. Quanta Magazine, "Mathematicians Open a New Front on an Ancient Number Problem," 10 Sep. 2020 Leap years during century years only occur in years divisible by 400. Weldon B. Johnson, azcentral, "Arizona's spring weather outlook for 2020: Here's what you can look forward to," 22 Mar. 2020 But, if the year is also evenly divisible by 400, it is then designated a leap year. NBC News, "Why the Northern Hemisphere is about to have its earliest spring in 124 years," 18 Mar. 2020 To keep the calendar in harmony with the Martian seasons, Dr. Gangale proposed that even-numbered years have 668 Martian days (except those divisible by 10), and odd-numbered years have 669 Martian days. Shannon Hall, New York Times, "Why Mars Needs Leap Days, Too," 2 Mar. 2020 But there’s an exception to that: The centurial years that are exactly divisible by 400 leap years. Los Angeles Times, "Spring starts Thursday with the vernal equinox. What does that mean?," 18 Mar. 2020 Typically, leap years are skipped on century years, but in 2000 — a century year divisible by 400 — February 29 was kept on the calendar. Sophie Lewis, CBS News, "This year's equinox is March 19 — the earliest it's happened since 1896," 6 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of divisible

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Divisible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/divisible. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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divisible

adjective
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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

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

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