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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
Immigration and asylum policies are not immutable, and there are ways to offer safe passage to those fleeing persecution in Chechnya, if only there was the political will.
Military personnel adhere to an immutable job hierarchy, respecting traditional career paths, while techies often skip college, change jobs frequently, and start their own companies.
Dean Kamen's sense of what's possible is governed by the immutable laws of nature.
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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
Middle English, from Latin immutabilis, from in- + mutabilis mutable
First Known Use: 15th century
IMMUTABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of immutable for English Language Learners
: unable to be changed
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