Definition of mutable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmyo͞odəb(ə)l/


1Liable to change: the mutable nature of fashion
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  • However, the dynamic, mutable nature of open source often results in complexity.
  • It is, without doubt, a very exciting, innovative, constantly changing, hugely mutable and malleable tool.
  • In this fiction the main characters are mutable, changing with the environment.
changeable, variable, varying, fluctuating, shifting, inconsistent, unpredictable, inconstant, fickle, uneven, unstable, protean
literary fluctuant
1.1 literary Inconstant in one’s affections: youth is said to be fickle and mutable


Late Middle English: from Latin mutabilis, from mutare 'to change'.

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Syllabification: mu·ta·ble

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