If you say that something is indivisible, you mean that it cannot be divided into different parts.

Far from being separate, the mind and body form an indivisible whole, like the two sides of a coin.


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  • indivisible — [ ɛ̃divizibl ] adj. • 1314; bas lat. indivisibilis ♦ Qui n est pas divisible. L homme est un composé indivisible. La République une et indivisible, proclamation de l unité de la République sous la Révolution, qui s opposait aux tendances… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • indivisible — in·di·vis·i·ble /ˌin də vi zə bəl/ adj: consisting of one whole whose parts cannot be divided or treated individually an indivisible obligation in·di·vis·i·bil·i·ty / ˌvi zə bi lə tē/ n in·di·vis·i·bly adv Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Me …   Law dictionary

  • Indivisible — In di*vis i*ble, a. [L. indivisibilis: cf. F. indivisible. See {In } not, and {Divisible}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not divisible; incapable of being divided, separated, or broken; not separable into parts. One indivisible point of time. Dryden. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indivisible — In di*vis i*ble, n. 1. That which is indivisible. [1913 Webster] By atom, nobody will imagine we intend to express a perfect indivisible, but only the least sort of natural bodies. Digby. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) An infinitely small quantity… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indivisible — Indivisible. adj. de tout genre. Qui ne se peut diviser. Un point indivisible. l atome est indivisible …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • indivisible — (adj.) early 15c., from M.Fr. indivisible and directly from L.L. indivisibilis, from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + divisibilis (see DIVISIBLE (Cf. divisible)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • indivisible — adjetivo 1. Que no puede ser dividido: cantidad indivisible …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • indivisible — [in΄də viz′ə bəl] adj. [ME indyvysible < LL indivisibilis: see IN 2 & DIVISIBLE] 1. that cannot be divided 2. Math. that cannot be divided by a specific number or quantity without leaving a remainder n. anything indivisible indivisibility n.… …   English World dictionary

  • indivisible — meaning ‘unable to be divided’, is spelt ible, not able. See able, ible …   Modern English usage

  • indivisible — (Del lat. indivisibĭlis). 1. adj. Que no se puede dividir. 2. Der. Dicho de una cosa: Que no admite división, ya por ser esta impracticable, ya porque impida o varíe sustancialmente su aptitud para el destino que tenía, ya porque desmerezca mucho …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • indivisible — ► ADJECTIVE 1) unable to be divided or separated. 2) (of a number) unable to be divided by another number exactly without leaving a remainder. DERIVATIVES indivisibility noun indivisibly adverb …   English terms dictionary

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