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Wordnet 3.0


1. incapable of being made smaller or simpler;
- Example: "an irreducible minimum"
- Example: "an irreducible formula"
- Example: "an irreducible hernia"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Irreducible \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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Math.) Incapable of being reduced to a simpler form of expression; as, an irreducible formula. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

irreducible adj 1: incapable of being made smaller or simpler; "an irreducible minimum"; "an irreducible formula"; "an irreducible hernia" [ant: reducible]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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