Meaning of IRREDUCIBLE in English

IRREDUCIBLE

— irreducibility, irreducibleness , n. — irreducibly , adv.

/ir'i dooh"seuh beuhl, -dyooh"-/ , adj.

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. Math.

a. of or pertaining to a polynomial that cannot be factored.

b. of or pertaining to a group that cannot be written as the direct product of two of its subgroups.

[ 1625-35; IR- 2 + REDUCIBLE ]

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