irreducible

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adjective ir·re·duc·ible \ˌir-i-ˈdü-sə-bəl, -ˈdyü-\

Definition of irreducible

  1. 1 :  impossible to transform into or restore to a desired or simpler condition an irreducible matrix; specifically :  incapable of being factored into polynomials of lower degree with coefficients in some given field (such as the rational numbers) or integral domain (such as the integers) an irreducible equation

  2. 2 :  impossible to make less or smaller an irreducible minimum

irreducibility

play \ˌir-i-ˌdü-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē, -ˌdyü-\ noun

irreducibly

play \ˌir-i-ˈdü-sə-blē, -ˈdyü-\ adverb

Examples of irreducible in a sentence

  1. They thought the world was made up of four irreducible elements: earth, air, fire, and water.

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First Known Use of irreducible

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IRREDUCIBLE Defined for English Language Learners

irreducible

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adjective ir·re·duc·ible \ˌir-i-ˈdü-sə-bəl, -ˈdyü-\

Definition of irreducible for English Language Learners

  • : not able to be made smaller or simpler


Medical Dictionary

irreducible

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adjective ir·re·duc·ible \ˌir-i-ˈd(y)ü-sə-bəl\

Medical Definition of irreducible

  1. :  impossible to bring into a desired or normal state an irreducible hernia

irreducibility

\-ˌd(y)ü-sə-ˈbil-ət-ē\play noun plural

irreducibilities



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