Ir`re*solv"a*ble (?), a. [Pref. ir- not + resolvable. Cf. Irresoluble.]

Incapable of being resolved; not separable into component parts.

Irresolvable nebulae Astron., nebulae of a cloudlike appearance, which have not yet been resolved by the telescope into stars.<-- Which are often galaxies: see under Galaxy "the term has recently [1890] been used for remote clusters of stars" -->

Sir W. Herschel.


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