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alterable

[awl-ter-uh-buh l] /ˈɔl tər ə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being altered.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; alter + -able
Related forms
alterability, alterableness, noun
alterably, adverb
realterable, adjective
realterableness, noun
realterably, adverb
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Examples for alterable
  • It represents the possibility of an alterable future.
  • Patient age and the presence of cancer are two factors that are not alterable.
  • However, a third factor that is alterable is rehabilitation.
  • Those goals and strategies, though inexact and alterable, are vital in setting national priorities.
Word Origin and History for alterable
adj.

1520s, from alter + -able. Related: Alterably; alterability.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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