Indivisible

Definition of Indivisible

In`di`vis´i`ble
a.1.
1.Not divisible; incapable of being divided, separated, or broken; not separable into parts.
2.(Math.) Not capable of exact division, as one quantity by another; incommensurable.
n.1.That which is indivisible.
By atom, nobody will imagine we intend to express a perfect indivisible, but only the least sort of natural bodies.
- Digby.
2.(Geom.) An infinitely small quantity which is assumed to admit of no further division.
Method of indivisibles
a kind of calculus, formerly in use, in which lines were considered as made up of an infinite number of points; surfaces, as made up of an infinite number of lines; and volumes, as made up of an infinite number of surfaces.

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