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Examples of immutable in a Sentence
the immutable laws of nature
one of the immutable laws of television is that low ratings inevitably lead to cancellation
Recent Examples of immutable from the Web
In our testing, a rear-wheel-drive version of that car defied logic and several laws of physics once thought immutable to reach 60 mph in 3.0 seconds and destroy the quarter-mile in 11.3 at 125 mph.
That could be problematic, as the blockchain is immutable and usually can’t be changed easily.
The steely words of Mildred Hayes, played by the immutable Frances McDormand in the bleak tragicomedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri have never felt more pointed.
Lovren has shown glimpses of solidity this season, but his downfall is always immutable and one Liverpool fan in particular has had enough.
Created in 2009, Bitcoin is digital currency tracked on decentralized ledgers — called blockchains — that keep a real-time, immutable record of every transaction made around the world.
After the shooting of James Meredith, who led the March Against Fear, King returned to the South, his immutable core principle of nonviolence proving at odds with the growing Black Power movement spearheaded by Stokely Carmichael.
Big banks are increasingly betting that blockchain software, which underpins bitcoin and creates an immutable record of transactions, will provide a cheaper and faster alternative to legacy money transfer systems.
Users trade over a network of decentralized computers—underpinned by software known as the blockchain that creates an immutable, public transaction ledger—eliminating middlemen such as banks, governments and central banks.
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Immutable comes to us through Middle English from Latin immutabilis, meaning "unable to change." "Immutabilis" was formed by combining the negative prefix in- with "mutabilis," which comes from the Latin verb mutare and means "to change." Some other English words that can be traced back to "mutare" are "commute" (the earliest sense of which is simply "to change or alter"), "mutate" ("to undergo significant and basic alteration"), "permute" ("to change the order or arrangement of"), and "transmute" ("to change or alter in form, appearance, or nature"). There's also the antonym of "immutable" - "mutable" - which of course can mean "prone to change" and "capable of change or of being changed."
Origin and Etymology of immutable
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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