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mutable Line breaks: mut|able
Pronunciation: /ˈmjuːtəb(ə)l/

Definition of mutable in English:

adjective

1Liable to change: the mutable nature of fashion
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
1.1 literary Inconstant in one’s affections: youth is said to be fickle and mutable

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with mutable

savable • livable • movable

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