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indivisible


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.''  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  (Math.)  Not  capable  of  exact  division,  as  one  quantity  by 
  another;  incommensurable. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.  --Digby. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  indivisible 
  adj  :  impossible  of  undergoing  division;  "an  indivisible  union  of 
  states";  "one  nation  indivisible"  [ant:  {divisible}] 




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