indivisible

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

Definition of indivisible

: not divisible

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Other Words from indivisible

indivisibility \ ˌin-​də-​ˌvi-​zə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce indivisible (audio) \ noun
indivisible noun
indivisibly \ ˌin-​də-​ˈvi-​zə-​blē How to pronounce indivisible (audio) \ adverb

Examples of indivisible in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to Vaisesika atomism, the four elements (earth, water, air, and fire) each come in two variations: atomic—that is, invisible, indivisible, and indestructible; and composite—that is, visible and perceptible. Priyamvada Natarajan, The New York Review of Books, 15 June 2021 As Kanigel writes, for classicists, Parry and Lord are as indivisible as Watson and Crick, the scientists who discovered the structure of DNA. Adam Kirsch, The New Yorker, 7 June 2021 Israel sees all of Jerusalem as its eternal and indivisible capital, while the Palestinians want the eastern section as a capital of a future state. NBC News, 15 May 2021 Other indivisible particles, like photons and neutrinos, also permeate the Universe, along with the other particles of the Standard Model and whatever — assuming it’s particle-like in nature — happens to be responsible for dark matter. Ethan Siegel, Forbes, 7 May 2021 The show is full of feeling — its subject, stated explicitly and often, is family and friends and the people who have your back: your Scooby Gang, your Bowery Boys, your indivisible team. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 26 Mar. 2021 Hitler in Germany and Adam in the Garden all wrapped up in one indivisible package — is crucial to understanding McCarthy. New York Times, 17 Feb. 2021 Our wish is that our grandchildren grow up in a United States that remains one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Jan Goldsmith, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Dec. 2020 To Māori, the river was a single and indivisible entity and not something that could be owned. Julia Hollingsworth, CNN, 11 Dec. 2020

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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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“Indivisible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/indivisible. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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indivisible

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of indivisible

formal + literary : impossible to divide or separate : not divisible

indivisible

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

Kids Definition of indivisible

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

Other Words from indivisible

indivisibly \ -​blē \ adverb

indivisible

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

Legal Definition of indivisible

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

Other Words from indivisible

indivisibility \ -​ˌvi-​zə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce indivisible (audio) \ noun
indivisibly adverb

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