divisible

adjective
di·vis·i·ble | \də-ˈvi-zə-bəl \

Definition of divisible 

: capable of being divided a number divisible by 3

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Other Words from divisible

divisibility \də-ˌvi-zə-ˈbi-lə-tē \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for divisible

Synonyms

separable

Antonyms

indivisible, inseparable

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Examples of divisible in a Sentence

9 is divisible by 3 easily divisible into enough pieces for everyone

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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 Indeed, this focus — and the accompanying notion that land and resources are fundamentally negotiable and divisible — is at the heart of the search for a two-state solution. Amy Erica Smith, Vox, "Religious conflict in Jerusalem may not have political solutions," 18 May 2018 The occupiable space was T-shaped, easily divisible into a sleeping area and a living area, and the kitchen was separate. New York Times, "For a Designer, Less Is More," 10 May 2018 Ramanujan’s formulas reveal mysterious connections between pi and patterns in prime numbers — whole numbers like 2, 3, 5, and 7 that are divisible only by themselves and one. Dan Rockmore /, NBC News, "Pi Day spotlights one of math's most seductive numbers," 14 Mar. 2018 The petro will be divisible into 100 million units and the minimum exchange unit will be called the mene, according to the draft proposal. Patricia Laya, Bloomberg.com, "Maduro Sets Venezuela's Debut Cryptocurrency Sale for February," 30 Jan. 2018 The numbers are all divisible by 3 and each number is the square of the previous number, Based on the numbers Hector offers, those rules are correct. Washington Post, "Why we fall for political spin," 23 Aug. 2017 Everywhere is wrong as all forms miss perfection, hence the mask in which the whole society is based Indeed, Derek’s greatness as a writer was not divisible from his ability to tell the truth about himself first. Hilton Als, The New Yorker, "Derek Walcott, a Mighty Poet, Has Died," 17 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of divisible

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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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 \

Kids Definition of divisible

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

divisible

adjective
di·vis·i·ble | \də-ˈvi-zə-bəl \

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 \ noun

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