irreducible: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ir"i-d'su-bul, -dy'-), [key]
— 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.
    1. of or pertaining to a polynomial that cannot be factored.
    2. of or pertaining to a group that cannot be written as the direct product of two of its subgroups.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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