[ir-i-den-tist] /ˌɪr ɪˈdɛn tɪst/
(usually initial capital letter) a member of an Italian association that became prominent in 1878, advocating the redemption, or the incorporation into Italy, of certain neighboring regions (Italia irredenta) having a primarily Italian population.
a member of a party in any country advocating the acquisition of some region included in another country by reason of cultural, historical, ethnic, racial, or other ties.
pertaining to or supporting such a party or its doctrine.
a person who favours the acquisition of territory that once was part of his country or is considered to have been
of, relating to, or advocating this belief
(sometimes not capital) a member of an Italian association prominent in 1878 that sought to recover for Italy certain neighbouring regions (Italia irredenta) with a predominantly Italian population that were under foreign control
1882, member of Italian political party which (after 1878) demanded the annexation of neighboring Italian-speaking regions (Trieste, S. Tyrol, Nice, Corsica, etc.), from Italian Irredentista, from (Italia) irredenta “unredeemed (Italy).” Related: Irredentism.
[ir-i-doo-suh-buh l, -dyoo-] /ˌɪr ɪˈdu sə bəl, -ˈdyu-/ adjective 1. not reducible; incapable of being reduced or of being diminished or simplified further: the irreducible minimum. 2. incapable of being brought into a different condition or form. 3. Mathematics. /ˌɪrɪˈdjuːsɪbəl/ adjective 1. not able to be reduced or lessened 2. not able to be brought […]
- Irreducible hernia
irreducible hernia n. A hernia that cannot be reduced without surgery. Also called incarcerated hernia.
[ir-i-flek-siv] /ˌɪr ɪˈflɛk sɪv/ adjective 1. not . /ˌɪrɪˈflɛksɪv/ adjective 1. (logic) (of a relation) failing to hold between each member of its domain and itself: `… is distinct from …’ is irreflexive Compare reflexive (sense 4), nonreflexive
[ir-i-fawr-muh-buh l] /ˌɪr ɪˈfɔr mə bəl/ adjective 1. insusceptible to reforming influences; incorrigible. 2. not subject to improvement; final; perfect: irreformable doctrine.