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commutable

Line breaks: com¦mut|able
Pronunciation: /kəˈmjuːtəb(ə)l
 
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Definition of commutable in English:

adjective

1(Of a place or journey) allowing regular commuting to and from work: commutable country homes
More example sentences
  • The two areas are similar because they each constitute a local labour market and they each cover an area commutable by car.
  • A 34-mile drive up the A68 road to Edinburgh does make this commutable.
  • It's also really commutable - it's so easy to get back to London.
2 rare Capable of being exchanged or converted: A has the same eigenvectors with a commutable matrix A
More example sentences
  • It was hoped that such a specimen, closely resembling that obtained from newborns, would be commutable to all methods for measuring total bilirubin and be suitable for testing their accuracy.

Derivatives

commutability

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • The towns enviable mix of commutability and sympathetic countryside has seen it prosper.
  • It's revitalised the area, bringing commutability to these former fields on the very outskirts of London.
  • Lack of commutability was attributed to the protein matrix (bovine serum) and the presence of ditaurobilirubin in the survey specimens.

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