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1Capable of being divided:‘the marine environment is divisible into a number of areas’
divisible, distinguishable, distinct, independentView synonyms
- ‘In other words, the tenant's estate was somehow divisible into two portions, only one of which was extinguished by the squatter's adverse possession.’
- ‘Zen schools are more or less divisible into those that emphasize a curriculum of verbal meditation objects - like koans - and those that do not.’
- ‘Twentieth century crinoid studies are divisible into four periods.’
- ‘These scruples of mine are divisible into three points, which I shall, for your convenience, set out in a list.’
- ‘According to the Geological Survey Team of Tibet, who surveyed the area and measured the studied section, the Juripu Formation is divisible into 12 units.’
- ‘It is divisible into three sections with soundproof partitions.’
- ‘Each superfamily is clearly divisible into two to four distinct families on the basis of conserved elements in the precursor sequences.’
- ‘In contrast to the classification by overstory, the seven forests were not divisible into groups using the understory taxa.’
- ‘Now a line is extended and Leibniz held that extension is a form of repetition, so, a line, being divisible into parts, cannot be a unity.’
- ‘Lirabuccinum is divisible into two morphologic groups.’
- ‘Herrnstein's and Murray's argument depends on thinking of the 15-point IQ difference as divisible into a genetic chunk and an environmental chunk.’
- ‘These clans are then divisible into subclans, smaller family groups called lineages, and diyah groups.’
- ‘The appendage is divisible into three parts - a broad proximal section where it joins the theca then a median section tapering to narrower distal section.’
- ‘The body itself is not divisible into neatly - organized tagmata or regions as it is in most other arthropods.’
- ‘Undergirding these laws is the ontological premise that space is divisible into state-owned sovereign units.’
- ‘It becomes clear then that the relationships between plants and humans is such that plants as a whole are not obviously divisible into either wild or cultivated.’
- ‘Familiar accounts of epistemic terms seem to be divisible into those that employ only clearly naturalistic terms and those that do not.’
- ‘Surrounding the atrium is a structured grid that is divisible into a series of 100-square-foot rooms.’
- ‘I think the term for payment being divisible into small particles is ‘frangibility’.’
- ‘The Chechens are divisible into several tribes, and intertribal tensions are a part of Chechnya history.’
(of a number) containing another number a number of times without a remainder:‘24 is divisible by 4’
- ‘How can you tell whether a number is divisible by another number (leaving no remainder) without actually doing the division?’
- ‘The question boils down to how many states are needed to test whether a certain number is divisible by another, given number.’
- ‘Every fourth number is divisible by 4, so there won't be more than three in a row in this bin.’
- ‘To this effect, consider a hypernatural K in * N that is divisible by every natural number.’
- ‘In particular, if the remainder is 0, the original number is divisible by 9.’
Late Middle English: from late Latin divisibilis, from divis- divided, from the verb dividere (see divide).
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