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indivisible

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Pronunciation: /ɪndɪˈvɪzɪb(ə)l
 
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Definition of indivisible in English:

adjective

1Unable to be divided or separated: privilege was indivisible from responsibility
More example sentences
  • The sovereign power is indivisible; it cannot for instance be divided between king and parliament.
  • Today art is indivisible from culture, culture from heritage, heritage from tourism.
  • Whether or not one agrees with the political position of the party is not the point, but freedom of speech is indivisible: you have it or you do not.
1.1(Of a number) unable to be divided by another number exactly without leaving a remainder.
Example sentences
  • The last sequence is of course the sequence of prime numbers, the indivisible numbers that can only be divided by themselves and one.

Origin

late Middle English: from late Latin indivisibilis, from in- 'not' + divisibilis (see divisible).

Derivatives

indivisibility

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • I got sick to the back teeth hearing about America is the greatest nation on earth, especially in the context of equality and indivisibility.
  • Global warming too easily serves as a metaphor for our common humanity and the indivisibility of the species in a fragmented world.
  • Connected with this issue is the debate contrasting indivisibility (all human rights are equal in importance) with hierarchy (some rights are more important than others).

indivisibly

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • Outlining its 10 lessons for Government, the Trust says the epidemic showed that the health of farming and the prosperity of rural areas were indivisibly linked.
  • For one afternoon, at least, it was grievously simple: Britons and Americans gathered, indivisibly, to mourn a shared massacre.
  • Here they are bound indivisibly by a set of ideas.

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