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irreducible

adjective uk   /ˌɪr.ɪˈdjuː.sə.bl̩/ us    /-ˈduː-/ formal
impossible to make smaller or simpler: A few simple shapes are the irreducible forms from which all of the patterns are generated.
irreducibly
adverb uk   /-bli/ us  
Translations of “irreducible”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不能減縮的, 不可簡化的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不能减缩的, 不可简化的…
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