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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
Both groups are striving to locate something fundamental and immutable about Britain in an era of erosion and evanescence.
Previous releases had largely been immutable, with players resetting games to their starting states every time they were played, like the orderly arrangement of pieces on a chess board.
The dogged and bizarre refusal of past immigration courts to consider gender, an immutable characteristic that was the reason for certain sorts of persecution, seemed a vestige of a pre-feminist era.
Being traumatized means continuing to organize your life as if the trauma were still going on — unchanged and immutable — as every new encounter or event is contaminated by the past.
The 76-year-old singer was still exploring his songbook for new meanings, treating it not as an immutable canon but a road map to who knows where.
There are also some fundamental challenges to the blockchain structure with the immutable ledger.
As much as the game has changed, and as coldly logical as using a reliever to throw one or two innings at the start of a game might seem, starting pitchers are an immutable part of baseball’s DNA.
Until the 20th century, time was believed to be completely immutable and time travel a scientific impossibility.
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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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