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mu·ta·ble

 (myo͞o′tə-bəl)
adj.
1.
a. Capable of or subject to change or alteration.
b. Prone to frequent change; inconstant: mutable weather patterns.
2. Tending to undergo genetic mutation: a mutable organism; a mutable gene.

[Middle English, from Latin mūtābilis, from mūtāre, to change; see mutate.]

mu′ta·bil′i·ty n.
mu′ta·bly adv.

mutable

(ˈmjuːtəbəl)
adj
1. able to or tending to change
2. (Astrology) astrology of or relating to four of the signs of the zodiac, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces, which are associated with the quality of adaptability. Compare cardinal9, fixed10
[C14: from Latin mūtābilis fickle, from mūtāre to change]
ˌmutaˈbility, ˈmutableness n
ˈmutably adv

mu•ta•ble

(ˈmyu tə bəl)

adj.
1. liable or subject to change or alteration.
2. given to changing; constantly changing: the mutable ways of fortune.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin mūtābilis, derivative of mūtā(re) to change]
mu`ta•bil′i•ty, mu′ta•ble•ness, n.
mu′ta•bly, adv.

mutable

One of the three qualities; associated with adaptability, adjustment and harmonization.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mutable - capable of or tending to change in form or quality or nature; "a mutable substance"; "the mutable ways of fortune"; "mutable weather patterns"; "a mutable foreign policy"
changeless, immutable - not subject or susceptible to change or variation in form or quality or nature; "the view of that time was that all species were immutable, created by God"

mutable

mutable

adjective
Capable of or liable to change:
Archaic: various.
Translations

mutable

[ˈmjuːtəbl] ADJmudable

mutable

adjvariabel, veränderlich; (Biol) → mutabel
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