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  • a  incapable of being made smaller or simpler
    an irreducible minimum
    an irreducible formula
    an irreducible hernia

  • 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.
  • Inside these varied characters is the irreducible, enigmatic "Leslie": a beautiful man whose sexuality is a gift or a plague to those who fall under his spell.
  • 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.
News & Articles

  • 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
    July 10, 2013 - Columbia Missourian
Quotes

  • Ann Coulter in The Week Magazine
    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.
  • Raila Odinga in AFP
    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.
  • Sean McCormack in Reuters Canada
    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,...

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