In integer math, if a divides b such that there is a constant n then b said to be divisible by a. For example, 4 divides 12 is 3 therefor 12 is divisible by four. There is a dandy equation form of this, but it is hard to write in plain text with limited ASCII.

Di*vis"i*ble (?), a. [L. divisibilis, fr. dividere: cf. F. divisible. See Divide.]

Capable of being divided or separated.

Extended substance . . . is divisible into parts. Sir W. Hamilton.

Divisible contract Law, a contract containing agreements one of which can be separated from the other. -- Divisible offense Law, an offense containing a lesser offense in one of a greater grade, so that on the latter there can be an acquittal, while on the former there can be a conviction.

-- Di*vis"i*ble*ness, n. -- Di*vis"i*bly, adv.

 

© Webster 1913.


Di*vis"i*ble, n.

A divisible substance.

Glanvill.

 

© Webster 1913.

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