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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.

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

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.

mutable

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

mutable

mutable

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

mutable

[ˈmjuːtəbl] ADJmudable

mutable

adjvariabel, veränderlich; (Biol) → mutabel
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For it is a thousand times more credible, that four mutable elements, and one immutable fifth essence, duly and eternally placed, need no God, than that an army of infinite small portions, or seeds unplaced, should have produced this order and beauty, without a divine marshal.
My penance, constant in degree, is mutable in kind: one of its variants is tranquillity.
If, to avoid an accumulation of offices, there was to be a frequent change in the persons who were to compose the council, this would involve the mischiefs of a mutable administration in their full extent.
An irregular and mutable legislation is not more an evil in itself than it is odious to the people; and it may be pronounced with assurance that the people of this country, enlightened as they are with regard to the nature, and interested, as the great body of them are, in the effects of good government, will never be satisfied till some remedy be applied to the vicissitudes and uncertainties which characterize the State administrations.
I did not conceive of literature as the expression of life, and I could not imagine that it ought to be desultory, mutable, and unfixed, even if at the risk of some vagueness.
Alone, in the presence of all the luxury which surrounded him; alone, in the presence of his power; alone, with the part he was about to be forced to act, Philippe for the first time felt his heart, and mind, and soul expand beneath the influence of a thousand mutable emotions, which are the vital throbs of a king's heart.
Whoever is led to believe that species are mutable will do good service by conscientiously expressing his conviction; for only thus can the load of prejudice by which this subject is overwhelmed be removed.
How mutable are our feelings, and how strange is that clinging love we have of life even in the excess of misery
Conforming to a local and mutable standard of right.
Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.
And then he could not see her come into a room without a sense of the flowing of robes, of the flowering of blossoms, of the purple waves of the sea, of all things that are lovely and mutable on the surface but still and passionate in their heart.
This aesthetic of appropriation was multi-valent, mutable, and culturally inclusive, she says, and therefore the ideal visual medium to manifest the identity of the inhabitants of these Italian cities as warriors, traders, and influential forces in Mediterranean economics, politics, and culture.