irreducible definition

  • adjective:
    • impractical to reduce to a desired, simpler, or smaller type or quantity: irreducible burdens.
    • incapable of be paid off or lessened.
    • Not able to be delivered to a simpler or reduced kind.
    • Unable to be factorized into polynomials of lower level, as (x^2 + 1).
    • Unable to be factored into smaller integers; prime.
    • maybe not containing a sphere of codimension 1 that's not the boundary of a ball.
    • impossible to divide further into representations of reduced measurement by way of any similarity transformation
    • Incapable of being reduced, or brought into a different sort of state; not capable of restoration to its correct or normal problem.
    • Incapable of becoming paid off to a less complicated kind of expression.
    • not capable of being made smaller or less complicated
  • noun:
    • Such a polynomial
  • others:
    • not capable of becoming reduced to a lesser quantity or degree; to not be diminished or degraded.
    • incompetent at becoming brought into an unusual state, problem, or kind.
    • Incapable of being decreased to a desired kind or problem by manipulation: since, an irreducible hernia or break.

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