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

Examples of indivisible in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Every morning in this country, schoolchildren recite the Pledge of Allegiance, which promises them one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Laila Lalami, Harper's Magazine, "Bright Stars," 30 Mar. 2020 Israel later annexed the territory and applied its law there, and for 50 years has called it the indivisible capital of Israel. Ilene Prusher, Time, "'It Will Always Be Our Capital': A Day of Victory for Israel Is a Day of Rage in Gaza," 14 May 2018 Spain’s government has told Catalonia’s separatists that the national Parliament would have to amend the Constitution, which considers the nation indivisible, to make secession legal. Fox News, "Barcelona pro-independence protesters clash with police after massive peaceful rally," 26 Oct. 2019 Before Albert Einstein propounded his theory of relativity in the early 20th century, it was assumed that matter could ultimately be broken down into indivisible indestructible parts. Harish Pullanoor, Quartz India, "How the Indian icon Nataraja danced his way from ancient history to modern physics," 18 Dec. 2019 Spain’s 1978 Constitution states that the country’s territorial unity is indivisible, and courts have banned previous attempts to hold referendums. Washington Post, "Riots darken Catalan separatist dream of peaceful secession," 17 Oct. 2019 Spain’s government has told Catalonia’s separatists that the national Parliament would need to amend the Constitution, which considers the nation indivisible, to make secession by a region legal. BostonGlobe.com, "BARCELONA, Spain — Hundreds of thousands in Spain’s restive region of Catalonia protested Saturday in Barcelona against the imprisonment of nine separatist leaders for their roles in an illegal 2017 secession bid.," 27 Oct. 2019 Up until this point, scientists had thought atoms elementary, indivisible entities. Adam Hadhazy, Discover Magazine, "The Top 10 Science Experiments of All Time," 10 Oct. 2019 Jeneé Osterheldt | Commentary Citizenship, in America, was never indivisible. Jeneé Osterheldt, BostonGlobe.com, "Yes, Mr. President, the ‘Squad’ is telling you how government should run. That’s why they were elected," 15 July 2019

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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 5 Jul. 2020.

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indivisible

adjective
How to pronounce indivisible (audio)

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 indivisibility (audio) \ noun
indivisibly adverb

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