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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