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irreducible
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
not reducible; i.e., incapable of being made smaller or simpler
  • They hold their desires as an irreducible primary, as a fact superseding all facts.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (52% in)
  • It was as if he were a single whole, grasped by her first glance at him, like some irreducible absolute, like an axiom not to be explained any further, as if she knew everything about him by direct perception, and what awaited her now was only the process of identifying her knowledge.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (6% in)
  • Whatever the degree of your knowledge, these two-existence and consciousness-are axioms you cannot escape, these two are the irreducible primaries implied in any action you undertake, in any part of your knowledge and in its sum, from the first ray of light you perceive at the start of your life to the widest erudition you might acquire at its end.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (21% in)

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