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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.]
1. able to or tending to change
[C14: from Latin mūtābilis fickle, from mūtāre to change]
ˌmutaˈbility, ˈmutableness n
mu•ta•ble(ˈmyu tə bəl)
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.
One of the three qualities; associated with adaptability, adjustment and harmonization.
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|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"|