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commutable

[kuh-myoo-tuh-buh l] /kəˈmyu tə bəl/
adjective
1.
that may be commuted; exchangeable or interchangeable.
Origin of commutable
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin commūtābilis, equivalent to commūtā(re) to commute + -bilis -ble
Related forms
commutability, commutableness, noun
uncommutable, adjective
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  • When we speak of a city we speak of the driving distance or the commutable distance to a city.

    Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • But you and I are commutable here; we can exchange places; and, as you go bail for my desk, so I can go bail for yours.

    The Meaning of Truth William James
British Dictionary definitions for commutable

commutable

/kəˈmjuːtəbəl/
adjective
1.
(law) (of a punishment) capable of being reduced in severity
2.
able to be exchanged
Derived Forms
commutability, commutableness, noun
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