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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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References in classic literature ?
But a certain fine temper of being was now not brought out in full relief, but changeably and imperfectly betrayed, of which it was the function to deal with all beautiful and enjoyable things.
Changeably cloudy and mainly dry weather is expected in Baku on August 6.
In the context of periodical scholarship, we posit that such a theory is valuable for studies that are concerned mostly with the way a particular subject is changeably represented, conveyed, and understood within a magazine, particularly when multiple, competing media forms--such as books and films--are present within the host platform of the magazine and where questions of proximity or distance are at stake.