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Impossible to alter: the unalterable season of bitter cold in Siberia.

un·al′ter·a·bil′i·ty, un·al′ter·a·ble·ness n.
un·al′ter·a·bly adv.
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(ʌnˌɔːltərəˈbɪlitɪ) or


the state or quality of not being alterable or not being able to be changed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unalterability - the quality of not being alterableunalterability - the quality of not being alterable  
immutability, immutableness, fixity - the quality of being incapable of mutation; "Darwin challenged the fixity of species"
incurability - incapability of being altered in disposition or habits; "the incurability of his optimism"
alterability - the quality of being alterable
2.unalterability - the quality of being fixed and unchangeableunalterability - the quality of being fixed and unchangeable; "the fixedness of his gaze upset her"
unchangeability, unchangeableness, unchangingness, changelessness - the quality of being unchangeable; having a marked tendency to remain unchanged
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Most importantly, the format of the negotiation process remains unchanged and participation of the Armenian side in this process once again clearly shows the unalterability of the format," he concluded.
However, where Schopenhauer insists on the unalterability of human suffering and the permanence of world history, we need instead to emphasize a different temporal perspective.
The immutable God does not suffer from moral wounds (impassibility) nor does God change as a result of such offenses (unalterability) (Bray, 1993; Grudem, 1995).
Early and simplistic assumptions about the permanency and unalterability of mental retardation and developmental disability, on the one hand, and the 'natural' obligation and desire of parents to pursue their disabled children's best interests may have provided justification for this lack of judicial oversight in 1966, but those assumptions are highly questionable in light of today's longer life expectancies and advances in medical knowledge.
For Lukacs, the ideology of Modernism "asserts the unalterability of outward reality", while "human activity is, a priori, rendered impotent and robbed of meaning" (Lukacs 2006: 36).
What is relatively unalterable (compared to external form and note that the argument of unalterability is the same as in the first point) is the existential principle of will to political unity/existence.