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  • n. The property of being divisible by a particular integer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being divisible; the property of bodies by which their parts are capable of separation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The capacity of being divided or separated into parts.
  • n. In arithmetic, the capacity of being exactly divided—that is, divided without remainder.

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

  • n. the quality of being divisible; the capacity to be divided into parts or divided among a number of persons


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  • In the second place, though matter, considered as the occult cause of our sensations, do really exist, yet what we call divisibility may be an attribute only of our sensations of sight and touch, and not of their uncognizable cause.

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  • Divisibility Test An aid in determining whether a natural number is divisible by another natural number is called a divisibility test.

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  • Valla's idea is that notions such as divisibility and quantity are properly at home only in the world of ordinary things.

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  • Commodities which barbarians can consume immediately are objects of the first necessity, whereas more civilized people, who are in a condition to undergo greater expense, look more to the technic qualities of money, such as divisibility, capacity for transportation and durability. _v.

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  • Mushroom would have to remain its more manageable intriguing self, a word calling out to be loved for its divisibility.

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  • Economists declare that money must adhere to at least three rules – acceptability, divisibility and limited in quantity.

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  • Publishing new writing by way of contests implies a certain metaphysical attitude--the model privileges randomness, divisibility, fragmentation, unknowability, and nondeterminism, perfected and ground through a process of rationalization to the presumed opposite of these conditions.

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  • The reason that 12 might be considered superior to 10 is its divisibility.


  • Still this is a solid look at families at a time of grief and asset divisibility.

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  • Incidentally, if Excel has mathematical taste, you could use GCD for OR and LCM for AND (remembering that for purposes of divisibility, 0 is greater than 1 (or any other positive integer)).

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