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1. Capable of being substituted, interchanged, or revoked: a commutable prison sentence.
2. Accessible to commuters: "Seattle's next most commutable island is Vashon" (Islands).

com·mut′a·bil′i·ty n.


1. (Law) law (of a punishment) capable of being reduced in severity
2. able to be exchanged
comˌmutaˈbility, comˈmutableness n


(kəˈmyu tə bəl)

capable of being commuted; interchangeable.
[1640–50; < Latin]
com•mut`a•bil′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.commutable - subject to alteration or change; "the death sentence was commutable to life imprisonment"
incommutable - not subject to alteration or change
2.commutable - capable of being exchanged for another or for something else that is equivalent
exchangeable - suitable to be exchanged


[kəˈmjuːtəbl] ADJ (gen, Jur) → conmutable


adj (Jur) → umwandelbar
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The second analytical issue is the question of whether the available and used reference materials for category A and category B are commutable with the quantity (quantities) in the biological fluids?
The criteria used by Country Living to select their top commutable towns included commuting time to nearest city, views, landscape and price of homes.
Simon Beeby of Strutt and Parker said: "Holly House not only boasts unspoilt views over the Coquet Valley and individual and elegant design, but is easily commutable from Newcastle.
Country Life found that foreign buyers tended to favour houses in Berkshire because of its proximity to Heathrow airport, the West End and international schools, while City brokers and bankers still opted for locations in Kent and East Sussex which were commutable to London.
The Old School House in Deytheur near the Shropshire Welsh borders could appeal to a family looking to settle in the peaceful surroundings of a hamlet yet still have Birmingham and Wolverhampton a commutable distance away.
Simon Beeby of Strutt and Parker said: "Holly House not only boasts unspoilt views over the Coquet Valley and individual and elegant design, but is easily commutable from Newcastle and within the catchment of renowned school facilities, a simply beautiful property in an enviable location.
My good friend Rob Newman is assistant manager there and it's commutable from my house in Kent.
The aims of this work were the following: (a) to assess the commutability of several commercially available CCMs in two commercial lipase methods that use different substrates; (b) to assess the impact of commutable and noncommutable CCMs on normalizing patient sera results with different methods; and (c) to evaluate some characteristics of reagents that affect assay specificity and commutability.
But the town's more modern buildings, particularly in the area of Talisman Square, are undergoing significant improvements so they live up to its status as a bustling, upmarket dormitory town within commutable distance of Birmingham, Coventry, Warwick and Leamington Spa.
Being equidistant from Newcastle, Hexham and Durham makes it very commutable.
It was a rare opportunity; rural setting, an acre or more, within easy reach of amenities, readily commutable and - what sets it apart from a few other contenders we fancied - within our price range.