Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Capable of being divided, especially with no remainder: 15 is divisible by 3 and 5.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Capable of being divided or split.
  • adj. Of an integer, that, when divided by another integer, leaves no remainder.
  • n. Any substance that can be divided.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being divided or separated.
  • n. A divisible substance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of division; that may be separated or disunited; consisting of separable parts or elements: as, a line is divisible into an infinite number of points.
  • In arithmetic, capable of division without remainder: as, 100 is divisible by 10.
  • n. That which is susceptible of division.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of being or liable to be divided or separated

Etymologies

Latin divisibilis, from the verb divido. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The vessel is usually described as divisible into parts, according to the regions which it traverses.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • You’re assuming Gaza is divisible from the West Bank, so that it can be treated separately from the West Bank.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Telling Interview with the Director of Amnesty Israel

  • The perinaeum, Fig. 3, Plate 50, is, for surgical purposes, described as divisible into two spaces (anterior and posterior) by a transverse line drawn from one tuber ischii, D, to the other, D, and crossing in front of the anus.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • It's exactly this kind of divisible flag-waving, "patriotic" rhetoric that has gotten us in the mess we're in the first place, isn't it?

    Val Strange: The Fraternity of John McCain

  • It's exactly this kind of divisible flag-waving, quote-on-quote "patriotic" rhetoric that has gotten us in the mess we're in the first place, isn't it?

    The Fraternization of John McCain

  • Here we may say that the predicate used to describe to collective is 'divisible'; that is, it is applicable to the members of the collective taken singly.

    Libertarian Blog Place

  • Where there are "divisible" predicates, it seems to me as though we could follow the individualists in saying that to do so would bring about more precision.

    Libertarian Blog Place

  • It's the notion that one's public and private lives are divisible sort of like separation of church and state, and that one's privacy ought to be inviolable.

    Theories, Holes Included

  • “Jazmine, I will give you a number and you tell me if it is divisible by three, six, seven, or some of those, or none.”

    Times Squared

  • The issue with real estate is that a desk is not as divisible as, say, a dollar.

    Josh Sawislak: Show Me the (Telework) Money

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