Definition of indivisible in English:

indivisible

adjective

  • 1Unable to be divided or separated.

    ‘privilege was indivisible from responsibility’
    • ‘Happily for men like this, their view of the constitution is indivisible from their view of their own self-interest.’
    • ‘‘This is women's work ’, he announces before explaining that responsibility for such chores is indivisible within a functional household.’
    • ‘In the end, for all we have learned about his art, Caravaggio the artist and Caravaggio the man remain indivisible.’
    • ‘He saw how cinema, music and street style were indivisible.’
    • ‘The sovereign power is indivisible; it cannot for instance be divided between king and parliament.’
    • ‘Illusions and allusions to concepts of truth and impartiality, far from indivisible concepts, have always figured prominently in British political propaganda.’
    • ‘For the author, politics and the personal are indivisible.’
    • ‘There was a time when honesty was thought of as indivisible: you were either honest or you were not.’
    • ‘Each of the short stories in Dubliners concludes with a showing that manifests the integrity and indivisible nature of some momentary ‘triviality,’ as Joyce calls it.’
    • ‘Whether or not one agrees with the political position of the party is not the point, but freedom of speech is indivisible: you have it or you do not.’
    • ‘The Atomic Theory explains both propositions if it is assumed that atoms are indivisible and form complexes in fixed ratios.’
    • ‘Although the dominions became equal partners in the British Commonwealth, the Crown remained indivisible.’
    • ‘He brooked no rivals, anointed no successors and developed a cult of personality that was indivisible from his people's hopes.’
    • ‘Today art is indivisible from culture, culture from heritage, heritage from tourism.’
    • ‘First, although it contains two distinct and separate rules, it is treated as a single indivisible influence.’
    • ‘We have arrived by degrees at a conception of space as a singular three-dimensional entity which is, ontologically speaking, a simple and indivisible whole.’
    • ‘But it suits Nationalists and unionists alike to maintain the fiction of an indivisible UK health service.’
    • ‘Although at one time it was correct to describe the Crown as one and indivisible, with the development of the Commonwealth this is no longer so.’
    • ‘Free speech is a universal freedom, and it is indivisible.’
    • ‘We remain indivisible despite their attempts to divide Americans through their relentless warfare against class, ethnic and religious unity.’
    indissoluble, inextricable, entangled, ravelled, mixed up, impossible to separate
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    1. 1.1 (of a number) unable to be divided by another number exactly without leaving a remainder.
      • ‘The last sequence is of course the sequence of prime numbers, the indivisible numbers that can only be divided by themselves and one.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from late Latin indivisibilis, from in- ‘not’ + divisibilis (see divisible).

Pronunciation

indivisible

/ɪndɪˈvɪzɪb(ə)l/