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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
For others, a set-in-stone attitude grabs ahold, so that anything that happens is immutable, fixed, permanent.
Sitting behind the report and the electorate in U.S. general is one immutable fact: Change.
The resulting record is immutable, meaning that changes to every single identifier associated with an individual must be logged.
But researchers like Professor Carter, who is black, say that while biases throughout society are often ingrained and even unconscious, that does not mean that those views are immutable.
Chardonnay will never be as immutable as vanilla; cabernet sauvignon can vary more wildly than chocolate.
Within its paradigm, you are meant to improve yourself (or perhaps, in the current, Silicon Valley–inflected jargon, self-optimize) within a larger context that is insistent, immutable, inevitable.
No longer is America seen as the symbol of an immutable democracy.
New York The idea that art should replicate reality seems immutable.
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Did You Know?
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."
IMMUTABLE Defined for English Language Learners
: unable to be changed
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