# reducible

## English

### Etymology

reducible (comparative more reducible, superlative most reducible)

1. Capable of being reduced.
2. () Able to be factored into polynomials of lower degree, as ${\displaystyle x^{2}-1}$ .
3. (mathematics, of an integer) Able to be factored into smaller integers; composite.
4. (topology, of a manifold) Containing a sphere of codimension 1 that is not the boundary of a ball.