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

Definition of indivisible

: not divisible

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 NFTs work much like bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but with a key difference: Each NFT is unique and indivisible. Los Angeles Times, 7 Feb. 2022 Can an aggressively modern house become indivisible from its surroundings? Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 20 Sep. 2021 Such developments were unimaginable during the heyday of techno utopianism—when Thomas Friedman and others were proclaiming that the world was flat, rendered indivisible by the internet. Nick Lichtenberg, Fortune, 11 June 2022 Water cures are treatments with a sense of terroir, as indivisible from the places of their origin as wine and cheese are. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, 23 May 2022 Israel annexed the area after capturing it in the 1967 Middle East war and says the entire city is its eternal and indivisible capital. CNN, 16 May 2022 The sequence derives much of its masochistic poetry from Willis’s beguiling, paradoxical portrayal of strength as indivisible from fragility. Adam Nayman, The New Yorker, 6 Apr. 2022 But none of that has reduced the full cost of one indivisible driver. Paul Swartz, Fortune, 25 Jan. 2022 All this infrastructure and more is the indivisible asset precluding Republican divorce. Bonnie Kristian, The Week, 2 June 2021 See More

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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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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


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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