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1Capable of being divided.

*‘the marine environment is divisible into a number of areas’**‘The Chechens are divisible into several tribes, and intertribal tensions are a part of Chechnya history.’**‘These scruples of mine are divisible into three points, which I shall, for your convenience, set out in a list.’**‘I think the term for payment being divisible into small particles is ‘frangibility’.’**‘Each superfamily is clearly divisible into two to four distinct families on the basis of conserved elements in the precursor sequences.’**‘According to the Geological Survey Team of Tibet, who surveyed the area and measured the studied section, the Juripu Formation is divisible into 12 units.’**‘Now a line is extended and Leibniz held that extension is a form of repetition, so, a line, being divisible into parts, cannot be a unity.’**‘Herrnstein's and Murray's argument depends on thinking of the 15-point IQ difference as divisible into a genetic chunk and an environmental chunk.’**‘The appendage is divisible into three parts - a broad proximal section where it joins the theca then a median section tapering to narrower distal section.’**‘Zen schools are more or less divisible into those that emphasize a curriculum of verbal meditation objects - like koans - and those that do not.’**‘Lirabuccinum is divisible into two morphologic groups.’**‘Surrounding the atrium is a structured grid that is divisible into a series of 100-square-foot rooms.’**‘It becomes clear then that the relationships between plants and humans is such that plants as a whole are not obviously divisible into either wild or cultivated.’**‘Familiar accounts of epistemic terms seem to be divisible into those that employ only clearly naturalistic terms and those that do not.’**‘In other words, the tenant's estate was somehow divisible into two portions, only one of which was extinguished by the squatter's adverse possession.’**‘In contrast to the classification by overstory, the seven forests were not divisible into groups using the understory taxa.’**‘It is divisible into three sections with soundproof partitions.’**‘Twentieth century crinoid studies are divisible into four periods.’**‘These clans are then divisible into subclans, smaller family groups called lineages, and diyah groups.’**‘The body itself is not divisible into neatly - organized tagmata or regions as it is in most other arthropods.’**‘Undergirding these laws is the ontological premise that space is divisible into state-owned sovereign units.’*

**divisible**, distinguishable, distinct, independent2Mathematics

(of a number) containing another number a number of times without a remainder.*‘24 is divisible by 4’**‘How can you tell whether a number is divisible by another number (leaving no remainder) without actually doing the division?’**‘Every fourth number is divisible by 4, so there won't be more than three in a row in this bin.’**‘The question boils down to how many states are needed to test whether a certain number is divisible by another, given number.’**‘In particular, if the remainder is 0, the original number is divisible by 9.’**‘To this effect, consider a hypernatural K in * N that is divisible by every natural number.’*

**Origin**

Late Middle English from late Latin divisibilis, from divis- ‘divided’, from the verb dividere (see divide).

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