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

Other Words from divisible

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 This can be relatively straightforward when the refresh rate is divisible by the frame rate, as the TV can show multiples of the same frame. Simon Hill, Wired, 15 Sep. 2021 Mortgages are another form of debt that are divisible in a divorce. Dallas News, 13 May 2021 But experiments taught us that atoms were made of nuclei and electrons, and those nuclei are divisible into protons and neutrons. Ethan Siegel, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2021 Our living — as Black and not yet free — was not divisible from the terror of the white world and the effects those constraints had on us. Jason Parham, Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 2021 Each hour in turn is divisible by 60 arcminutes and each arcminute in turn by 60 arcseconds. Curtis Roelle, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 6 Mar. 2021 Aristotle claimed matter was infinitely divisible and his view dominated for 2,000 years. George Hart, Scientific American, 15 Feb. 2013 Primes are divisible only by 1 and themselves, like 3, 13, 23, and 43. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 17 Feb. 2021 These rigorous standards were not divisible from Hazzard’s life, which was organized around art and ideas. Sam Sacks, WSJ, 4 Dec. 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 24 Jan. 2022.

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divisible

adjective

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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