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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Divisible'

Divisible Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    divisible adj : capable of being or liable to be divided or separated; "even numbers are divisible by two"; "the Americans fought a bloody war to prove that their nation is not divisible" [ant: indivisible]
Divisible Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Divisible \Di*vis"i*ble\, a. [L. divisibilis, fr. dividere: cf. F. divisible. See Divide.] Capable of being divided or separated. Extended substance . . . is divisible into parts. --Sir W. Hamilton. Divisible contract (Law), a contract containing agreements one of which can be separated from the other. Divisible offense (Law), an offense containing a lesser offense in one of a greater grade, so that on the latter there can be an acquittal, while on the former there can be a conviction. -- Di*vis"i*ble*ness, n. -- Di*vis"i*bly, adv.
Divisible Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Divisible \Di*vis"i*ble\, n. A divisible substance. --Glanvill.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Divisible'

In mathematics, a divisor of an integer n, also called a factor of n, is an integer which divides n without leaving a remainder.

The name "divisor" comes from the arithmetic operation of division: if a / b = c then a is the dividend, b the divisor, and c the quotient.

In general, for non-zero integers m and n, m divides n, written:

if there exists an integer k such that n = km. Thus, divisors can be negative as well as positive, although sometimes the term is restricted to positive divisors. (For example, there are six divisors of four, 1, 2, 4, −1, −2, −4, but only the positive ones would usually be mentioned, i.e. 1, 2, and 4.)

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Divisible Sample Sentences in News

  • Court says goodwill divisible
    The “goodwill” value of Little Rock’s Brave New Restaurant was considered in a valuation of the business and can be divided in the co-owners’ divorce proceedings, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Read more on this news related to 'Divisible'
  • Mathematicians put their own spin on the search for rare prime numbers
    Most of us learned what a prime number is in our early days of math class: An integer divisible only by itself and by one. But what you may not have realized is the search for the rarest of them is an international one, with a local effort led in an unconventional way by two Indiana State University professors. Read more on this news related to 'Divisible'
  • GCHS students excel in competition
    Dessie DiMino and Robert Brosnan, pictured here with science coordinator Dr. Elena Cascio and science research teacher Dr. Steven Gordon Congratulations to Garden City High School sophomores Dessie DiMino and Robert Brosnan received an Honorable Mention for their entry, "Divisible Sclerosis," in the 2014 Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision competition. Read more on this news related to 'Divisible'

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