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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.
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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
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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.
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mutable

One of the three qualities; associated with adaptability, adjustment and harmonization.
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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"
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mutable

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mutable

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

mutable

[ˈmjuːtəbl] ADJmudable
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mutable

adjvariabel, veränderlich; (Biol) → mutabel
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From 1996 on, each signboard became a standardized immutable object.
In both endeavors, what had seemed an immutable object turns out to be a sign not really privileged above those signs created in the here and now of the improvised utterance.
In the not-too-distant past, that part of our lives before online services, PCs, and facsimile machines, documents appeared to be immutable objects. But, of course they were not.