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

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The photon acts like an indivisible whole, showing us its particle-like nature. Quanta Magazine, "Closed Loophole Confirms the Unreality of the Quantum World," 25 July 2018 Israel considers east Jerusalem an indivisible part of its capital, while the Palestinians seek the area, home to the city's most sensitive holy sites, as the capital of a future state. Tia Goldenberg, Fox News, "Israeli east Jerusalem plan gets cool Palestinian reception," 20 July 2018 The two options are tenants in common — where each owns an indivisible half of the property — or joint tenants with rights of survivorship. Benny L. Kass, chicagotribune.com, "Should unmarried couples sign a contract before moving in together?," 3 Apr. 2018 Spain's Constitution says the nation is indivisible and that its sovereignty resides in its national parliament, not in their regional legislatures. Fox News, "Ex-Catalan chief Puigdemont returns to Belgium from Germany," 28 July 2018 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, latimes.com, "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

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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

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 indivisibility (audio) \ noun
indivisibly adverb

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