irreducible irreducible

Definition(s):

  • (adj) incapable of being made smaller or simpler

Usage(s):

  1. She lived a fabled life and a cautionary tale, a princess of irreducible splendor yet one who bore testimony to the commonality of loneliness and heartbreak.
  2. She lived a fabled life and a cautionary tale, a princess of irreducible splendor yet one who bore testimony to the commonality of loneliness and heartbreak.
  3. Benedict XVI went in a matter of months from proclaiming an irreducible gulf between Christianity and Islam to visiting a mosque in Turkey with white slippers on his feet.

News

  • U.S. slowly steps up diplomacy in Somalia

    The State Department's security service has long been overly cautious about U.S. officials traveling in danger zones.  In May, Obama called on Congress to boost funding to secure U.S. embassies, noting that diplomats face "irreducible risks." Read more
    on July 10, 2013     Source: Columbia Missourian

Quotes

  1. Republicans don't want nation-building: "I thought the irreducible requirements of Republicanism were being for life, small government, and a strong national defense," says Ann Coulter in Human Events.
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: Ann Coulter Source: The Week Magazine

  2. "I indicated that we had reached our irreducible minimum. The response to our magnanimity from the other side has been to retract every agreement that we have finalised," Odinga told a press conference.
    on Apr 7, 2008 By: Raila Odinga Source: AFP

  3. "Whether it is 2,000 or 2,500 or 3,000 or 1,000 centrifuges, the fact of the matter is -- the irreducible fact -- is that they are continuing to defy the international community, that they have refused the offers of negotiation and cooperation,"...
    on Nov 7, 2007 By: Sean McCormack Source: Reuters Canada

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