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Meaning of IRREDUCIBLE

Pronunciation:  `iri'doosubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  incapable of being made smaller or simpler; "an irreducible minimum"; "an irreducible formula"; "an irreducible hernia"
 

IRREDUCIBLE is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Antonyms: reducible
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ir`re*du"ci*ble\, a.
1. Incapable of being reduced, or brought into a different
   state; incapable of restoration to its proper or normal
   condition; as, an irreducible hernia.

2. (Math.) Incapable of being reduced to a simpler form of
   expression; as, an irreducible formula.

{Irreducible case} (Alg.), a particular case in the solution
   of a cubic equation, in which the formula commonly
   employed contains an imaginary quantity, and therefore
   fails in its application. -- {Ir`re*du"ci*ble*ness}, n. --
   -- {Ir`re*du"ci*bly}, adv.

 
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