Irreducible



[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 to a simpler or reduced form
3.
(maths)

adj.

1530s, from assimilated form of in- (1) “not, opposite of” + reducible. Related: Irreducibly; irreducibility.

irreducible ir·re·duc·i·ble (ĭr’ĭ-dōō’sə-bəl, -dyōō’-)
adj.

ir’re·duc’i·bil’i·ty or ir’re·duc’i·ble·ness n.
ir’re·duc’i·bly adv.

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