Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Incapable of undergoing division.
  • adjective Mathematics Incapable of being divided without a remainder.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not divisible into parts or fragments; incapable of being divided, separated, or broken; inseparable.
  • noun That which is indivisible; specifically, in geometry, one of the elements, supposed to be infinitely small, into which a body or figure may be resolved.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun That which is indivisible.
  • noun (Geom.) An infinitely small quantity which is assumed to admit of no further division.
  • noun a kind of calculus, formerly in use, in which lines were considered as made up of an infinite number of points; surfaces, as made up of an infinite number of lines; and volumes, as made up of an infinite number of surfaces.
  • adjective Not divisible; incapable of being divided, separated, or broken; not separable into parts.
  • adjective (Math.) Not capable of exact division, as one quantity by another; incommensurable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective incapable of being divided; atomic.
  • adjective arithmetic Incapable of being divided by a specific integer without leaving a remainder.
  • noun That which cannot be divided or split.
  • noun geometry An infinitely small quantity which is assumed to admit of no further division.

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

  • adjective impossible of undergoing division

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

in- +‎ divisible

Examples

  • However, the problem is with the willingness of th members of Congress to accept rules allowing earmarks which are indivisible from a bill.

    Matthew Yglesias » Earmark Transparency

  • Ariel: We never hear of Jewish building projects in indivisible Mecca, or perhaps more apposite, Medina.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » A Strange Thing About the Controversy Over Jerusalem

  • We never hear of Jewish building projects in indivisible Mecca, or perhaps more apposite, Medina.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » A Strange Thing About the Controversy Over Jerusalem

  • CLAUDIA DEY: Writing about sex is as unavoidable as the mention of a streetcar or the burial of a cat or peeing on flowers or eating a liverwurst sandwich or being whispered to by a preacher; it is indivisible from the human experience.

    Discussion: On Sex in Fiction

  • Recognizing that sustainable development, democracy and peace are indivisible is an idea whose time has come.

    Wangari Maathai - Nobel Lecture

  • Born in 1918 in Kislovodsk, he belongs to the first generation of Soviet Russian writers who grew up with the new form of government and he is indivisible from the climate and the time in which he was born.

    Nobel Prize in Literature 1970 - Presentation Speech

  • So with the appearance of the most elaborate organisms: it profited them to become a complex bundle of members and organs in indivisible relation.

    Women and Economics: A Study of the Economic Relation Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution

  • * We've been preached that republic is "indivisible" - but they don't talk about who wrote the pledge - Francis Bellamy, an avowed socialist, in

    feminist blogs

  • Upon much reflection it seems to me that among the hardest aesthetic qualities to describe in words are the instinctive judgment of shape, feeling for pure form, and exactness of proportion that characterize the very greatest Chinese ceramics — much harder still because of the unique combination of overall simplicity of design, the complexity and exactness of decoration (actually indivisible from the form), and to some degree a paucity of absolute points of reference, other than neck, shoulder, body, and foot.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Upon much reflection it seems to me that among the hardest aesthetic qualities to describe in words are the instinctive judgment of shape, feeling for pure form, and exactness of proportion that characterize the very greatest Chinese ceramics — much harder still because of the unique combination of overall simplicity of design, the complexity and exactness of decoration (actually indivisible from the form), and to some degree a paucity of absolute points of reference, other than neck, shoulder, body, and foot.

    Sir Percival David at the British Museum

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  • ....invisible, with Bertie and juice for all. ;o)

    August 9, 2008