# irreducible

## adjective

ir·re·duc·ible
ˌir-i-ˈdü-sə-bəl

-ˈdyü-

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

**:**impossible to make less or smaller

an irreducible minimum

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