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1. Liable to change; capricious: changeable weather.
2. Being such that alteration is possible: changeable behavior.
3. Varying in color or appearance when seen from different angles: changeable silk.

change′a·bil′i·ty, change′a·ble·ness n.
change′a·bly adv.
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Noun1.changeableness - the quality of being changeable; having a marked tendency to change; "the changeableness of the weather"
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
transmutability, commutability - the quality of being commutable
fluidity, fluidness - a changeable quality; "a charming Oriental fluidity of manner"; "a certain fluidness in his perception of time made him an unpredictable colleague"; "demographers try to predict social fluidity"
reversibility - the quality of being reversible in either direction
shiftiness - the quality of being changeable in direction; "the shiftiness of the wind caused the boat to veer unpredictably"
changefulness, inconstancy - the quality of being changeable and variable
variability, variableness, variance - the quality of being subject to variation
exchangeability, fungibility, interchangeability, interchangeableness - the quality of being capable of exchange or interchange
progressiveness, progressivity - advancement toward better conditions or policies or methods
mutability, mutableness - the quality of being capable of mutation
unchangeability, unchangeableness, unchangingness, changelessness - the quality of being unchangeable; having a marked tendency to remain unchanged
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References in classic literature ?
"There's such an odd mixture of obstinacy and changeableness in Brooke.
When Bashti promised plenty of fresh recruits, Van Horn, used to the changeableness of the savage mind, urged signing them up right away.
The term usually refers to an "unpredictable changeableness of mood."
As this schematization emphasizes, the myth of Proteus emblematizes both multiformity and changeableness and fixity and truth, inviting its readers to think about how these binaries interact and inform one another.
changeableness; and without any fall since its first creation, cleaving
Hoy, Introductions, 3:235-36 is less dismissive, linking the similarities to a theme of "human changeableness" in Rowley's work, but he does not discuss the parallels between Witch and All's Lost any further.