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Indivisible \In`di*vis"i*ble\, a. [L. indivisibilis: cf. F. indivisible. See In- not, and Divisible.]

  1. Not divisible; incapable of being divided, separated, or broken; not separable into parts. ``One indivisible point of time.''

  2. (Math.) Not capable of exact division, as one quantity by another; incommensurable.


Indivisible \In`di*vis"i*ble\, n.

  1. That which is indivisible.

    By atom, nobody will imagine we intend to express a perfect indivisible, but only the least sort of natural bodies.

  2. (Geom.) An infinitely small quantity which is assumed to admit of no further division.

    Method of indivisibles, 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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 15c., from Middle French indivisible and directly from Late Latin indivisibilis, from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + divisibilis (see divisible).


a. 1 incapable of being divided; atomic. 2 (context arithmetic English) Incapable of being divided by a specific integer without leaving a remainder. n. 1 That which cannot be divided or split. 2 (context geometry English) An infinitely small quantity which is assumed to admit of no further division.


adj. impossible of undergoing division; "an indivisible union of states"; "one nation indivisible" [ant: divisible]

Indivisible (video game)

Indivisible is an upcoming crossover action role-playing game independently developed by Lab Zero Games and published by 505 Games. The game is currently scheduled for release in 2018.


Indivisible may refer to:

  • Indivisibles, in mathematics : Cavalieri's principle, a modern implementation of the method of indivisibles

Usage examples of "indivisible".

Amatl mind, ancient Mesoamerican beliefs were so intertwined with Catholic liturgy as to be one indivisible belief.

Instead of an indivisible and regular system, which occupies the whole extent of the believing mind, the mythology of the Greeks was composed of a thousand loose and flexible parts, and the servant of the gods was at liberty to define the degree and measure of his religious faith.

He is, in very truth, the doughtiest champion in all this fair country, matchless at any and every weapon, ahorse or a-foot, in sooth a very Ajax, Achilles, Hector, Roland and Oliver together and at once, one and indivisible, aye--by Cupid a very paladin!

In this way it represented the people: each discrete emerald feather was visible at rest, but when in motion the many individual parts blended to become one bright whole, indivisible to the eye's sight.

So great was the hopes of the Source Indivisible for Man that the command came down the hierarchal circuits: In your own image, let them be made.

In that city, then, there shall be free will, one in all the citizens, and indivisible in each, delivered from all ill, filled with all good, enjoying indefeasibly the delights of eternal joys, oblivious of sins, oblivious of sufferings, and yet not so oblivious of its deliverance as to be ungrateful to its Deliverer.

But there had come that magnetic sense of union, Goblin and I, indivisible, and I saw the sunny room again in which a child stood in a wooden playpen scattered with toys, a curly headed toddler in little overalls whom I knew to be myself, and beside him his double, the two of us laughing together, without a single care -- look at the red flowers in the linoleum, look at the sunshine, see the spoon flying end over end in an arc through the air -- and fast after this there tumbled other images and random moments: laughter in the schoolroom and all the boys looking at me and pointing and murmuring, and me saying He's right here, I tell you, his hand on my left hand and my writing in crayon in that scrawl of his, love you, Goblin and Tarquin.

With his mind reverting to chess, Stephen said, 'Your republic, now, Mr Evans: do you look upon it as one and indivisible, or rather as a voluntary association of sovereign states?