Meaning of IRREDUCIBLE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌir-i-ˈdü-sə-bəl, -ˈdyü- ]


Date: 1633

1. : impossible to transform into or restore to a desired or simpler condition

an irreducible matrix

specifically : incapable of being factored into polynomials of lower degree with coefficients in some given field (as the rational numbers) or integral domain (as the integers)

an irreducible equation

2. : impossible to make less or smaller

an irreducible minimum

• ir·re·duc·ibil·i·ty -ˌdü-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē, -ˌdyü- noun

• ir·re·duc·ibly -ˈdü-sə-blē, -ˈdyü- adverb

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