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changeable

[cheyn-juh-buh l] /ˈtʃeɪn dʒə bəl/
adjective
1.
liable to change or to be changed; variable.
2.
of changing color or appearance:
changeable silk.
Origin
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English; see change, -able
Related forms
changeability, changeableness, noun
changeably, adverb
nonchangeable, adjective
nonchangeableness, noun
nonchangeably, adverb
unchangeability, noun
unchangeable, adjective
unchangeably, adverb
Synonyms
1. erratic, inconstant, fickle, flighty, unstable.
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British Dictionary definitions for changeability

changeable

/ˈtʃeɪndʒəbəl/
adjective
1.
able to change or be changed; fickle: changeable weather
2.
varying in colour when viewed from different angles or in different lights
Derived Forms
changeability, changeableness, noun
changeably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for changeability

changeable

adj.

mid-13c., "unstable, inconstant, unreliable," from Old French changeable "inconstant," from changier (see change (v.)) + -able (see -able). Meaning "subject to variation" is from late 14c. Related: Changeably.

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