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mutable

[myoo-tuh-buh l] /ˈmyu tə bəl/
adjective
1.
liable or subject to change or alteration.
2.
given to changing; constantly changing; fickle or inconstant:
the mutable ways of fortune.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin mūtābilis, equivalent to mūtā(re) to change + -bilis -ble
Related forms
mutability, mutableness, noun
mutably, adverb
hypermutability, noun
hypermutable, adjective
hypermutableness, noun
hypermutably, adverb
nonmutability, noun
nonmutable, adjective
nonmutableness, noun
nonmutably, adverb
unmutable, adjective
Synonyms
1. changeable, variable. 2. unstable, vacillating, unsettled, wavering, unsteady.
Antonyms
2. stable.
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British Dictionary definitions for mutableness'

mutable

/ˈmjuːtəbəl/
adjective
1.
able to or tending to change
2.
(astrology) of or relating to four of the signs of the zodiac, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces, which are associated with the quality of adaptability Compare cardinal (sense 9), fixed (sense 10)
Derived Forms
mutability, (rare) mutableness, noun
mutably, adverb
Word Origin
C14: from Latin mūtābilis fickle, from mūtāre to change
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Word Origin and History for mutableness'

mutable

adj.

late 14c., "liable to change," from Latin mutabilis "changeable," from mutare "to change," from PIE root *mei- "to change, go, move" (cf. Sanskrit methati "changes, alternates, joins, meets;" Avestan mitho "perverted, false;" Hittite mutai- "be changed into;" Latin meare "to go, pass," migrare "to move from one place to another;" Old Church Slavonic mite "alternately;" Czech mijim "to go by, pass by," Polish mijać "avoid;" Gothic maidjan "to change"); with derivatives referring to the exchange of goods and services as regulated by custom or law (cf. Latin mutuus "done in exchange," munus "service performed for the community, duty, work").

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