Definition of changeable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃeɪn(d)ʒəb(ə)l/


1Liable to unpredictable variation: the weather will be changeable with rain at times
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  • The weather of course played a major role in the outcome in 2003, hopefully as the Grand Prix has moved to June there will not be such changeable and unpredictable conditions during the race.
  • The sea is unpredictable and difficult and changeable, all the things that filming hopefully isn't.
  • They are full of whims and fancies, changeable and unpredictable.
2Able to be changed or exchanged: cover the tables with changeable cloths
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  • To win applause from older women, St. John's design proves changeable as a kaleidoscope, with the same coat shifting its look to match denim pants and boots or skirt and formal shoes.
  • The droid shifted its changeable exterior, transforming into flight mode, and barreled after the girl, rocketing above the crowd.
  • By definition, gender refers to the differences between men and women that are socially construed, changeable over time and have wide variations within and between cultures.
alterable, adjustable, modifiable, variable, convertible, mutable, permutable, exchangeable, interchangeable, replaceable, transposable



Pronunciation: /tʃeɪndʒəˈbɪləti/
Example sentences
  • This leads to irritability, changeability, and lack of persistence when pursuing a given objective.
  • This is evidence that the present warming of the climate does not go beyond the limits of natural changeability.
  • Successful health services in the 21st century must aim not merely for change, improvement, and response, but for changeability, improvability, and responsiveness.


Pronunciation: /ˈtʃeɪndʒəb(ə)lnəs/
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  • Her changeableness and ‘playfulness,’ initially innocuous, turn menacing and finally destructive when she kills Clay after he has harangued her about himself and his tortured and hidden psyche.
  • By seeing an entire life unfold in less than two hours, we gain a greater appreciation for the changeableness of human nature, and how things we might once have thought to be unthinkable turn out to be true.
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne and Mark Twain also wrote of nature, particularly the changeableness of New England weather.


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  • Therefore, an analog signal applied to the input terminal is changeably delayed by coaction of the resistors, the capacitors and the emitter resistance adjusted by changing the constant current of the constant current source.
  • By contrast, all other things exist changeably in some respect, so that at some time they were or will be something that they are not now.
  • Conventional punching press machines are equipped with a magazine having a plurality of tool holders in which one punch tool is changeably mounted.

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