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English definition of “irreducible”

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.Not able to be changedKeeping and staying the sameExtremely smallSmall
irreducibly
adverb uk   /-bli/ us  
(Definition of irreducible from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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