Definition of divisible in English:

divisible

Syllabification: di·vis·i·ble
Pronunciation: /diˈvizəbəl
 
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adjective

  • 1Capable of being divided: the marine environment is divisible into a number of areas
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    • The Chechens are divisible into several tribes, and intertribal tensions are a part of Chechnya history.
    • These scruples of mine are divisible into three points, which I shall, for your convenience, set out in a list.
    • I think the term for payment being divisible into small particles is ‘frangibility’.
  • 1.1 Mathematics (Of a number) capable of being divided by another number without a remainder: 24 is divisible by 4
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    • How can you tell whether a number is divisible by another number (leaving no remainder) without actually doing the division?
    • Every fourth number is divisible by 4, so there won't be more than three in a row in this bin.
    • The question boils down to how many states are needed to test whether a certain number is divisible by another, given number.

Derivatives

divisibility

Pronunciation: /-ˌvizəˈbilitē/
noun
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  • This early form of barter, however, does not provide the transferability and divisibility that makes trading efficient.
  • Presumably, though, there is a smallest size of atom, and this is thought to be enough to avoid the paradoxes of infinite divisibility.
  • In fact, the very same criteria - homogeneity, divisibility, replicability, and boundedness - apply in both cases.

Origin

late Middle English: from late Latin divisibilis, from divis- 'divided', from the verb dividere (see divide).

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