changeable

[cheyn-juh-buhl]
adjective
1.
liable to change or to be changed; variable.
2.
of changing color or appearance: changeable silk.

Origin:
1200–50; Middle English; see change, -able

changeability, changeableness, noun
changeably, adverb
nonchangeable, adjective
nonchangeableness, noun
nonchangeably, adverb
unchangeability, noun
unchangeable, adjective
unchangeably, adverb


1. erratic, inconstant, fickle, flighty, unstable.
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changeable (ˈtʃeɪndʒəbəl)
 
adj
1.  able to change or be changed; fickle: changeable weather
2.  varying in colour when viewed from different angles or in different lights
 
changea'bility
 
n
 
'changeableness
 
n
 
'changeably
 
adv

unchangeable (ʌnˈtʃeɪndʒəbəl)
 
adj
not capable of being changed or altered

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Word Origin & History

changeable
mid-14c., from Fr. changeable, from changer (see change).
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Example sentences
It is not used in the sense of unchangeable but as continuing indefinitely in
  contrast to temporary or transient.
At it's worse it is actually an evasion of responsibility because it looks to
  something innate and unchangeable as the source.
If you have an unchangeable travel date or a set budget, you may have to change
  your priorities.
One of those beliefs is that nature is vast and relatively unchangeable by
  humans.
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