in·​di·​vis·​i·​ble | \ˌin-də-ˈvi-zə-bəl \

Definition of indivisible 

: not divisible

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Other Words from indivisible

indivisibility \ ˌin-​də-​ˌvi-​zə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē \ noun
indivisible noun
indivisibly \ ˌin-​də-​ˈvi-​zə-​blē \ adverb

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The European Commission insists that the single market’s freedoms are indivisible. The Economist, "The EU digests Britain’s new Brexit plan," 11 July 2018 Indeed, education and the economy are indivisible, especially given the interconnectedness of the world today. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "Betsy DeVos goes to Switzerland and bashes U.S. public schools," 7 June 2018 And that meant the proton was not a fundamental, indivisible unit of matter. Amina Khan,, "Richard Taylor, Stanford physicist who won Nobel Prize for discovering quarks, dies at 88," 29 Mar. 2018 Israel's government regards Jerusalem as the eternal and indivisible capital of the country, although that is not recognized internationally. NBC News, "U.S. will open Jerusalem embassy in May: State Department," 23 Feb. 2018 The recital was full of subtleties such as that, magic moments when singer and song were indivisible. John Von Rhein,, "With new song cycle, Lawrence Brownlee explores a black man's life in America," 20 Feb. 2018 China annexed Tibet in 1950, although Beijing has long claimed the Himalayan region has been an indivisible part of China throughout history. Reuters, Fortune, "Qantas Airways Has Changed Its Website After a Warning From China," 16 Jan. 2018 Israel seized control of the eastern part of Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war and sees the whole of Jerusalem as its indivisible capital, while the Palestinians view the east as the capital of a future state. Deutsche Welle, USA TODAY, "U.S. will 'take names' during U.N. General Assembly vote on Jerusalem," 20 Dec. 2017 Baldwin’s beauty — like all real beauty — is not style apart from substance but indivisible from it. Kevin Young, New York Times, "Between the Presidency and Him," 3 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of indivisible

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for indivisible

Middle English, from Late Latin indivisibilis, from Latin in- + Late Latin divisibilis divisible

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English Language Learners Definition of indivisible

: impossible to divide or separate : not divisible


in·​di·​vis·​i·​ble | \ˌin-də-ˈvi-zə-bəl \

Kids Definition of indivisible

: impossible to divide or separate The two friends were indivisible.

Other Words from indivisible

indivisibly \ -​blē \ adverb


in·​di·​vis·​i·​ble | \ˌin-də-ˈvi-zə-bəl \

Legal Definition of indivisible 

: consisting of one whole whose parts cannot be divided or treated individually an indivisible obligation

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indivisibility \ -​ˌvi-​zə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē \ noun
indivisibly adverb

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