in·​vari·​able | \ (ˌ)in-ˈver-ē-ə-bəl How to pronounce invariable (audio) \

Definition of invariable

: not changing or capable of change : constant an invariable routine

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invariability \ (ˌ)in-​ˌver-​ē-​ə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce invariable (audio) \ noun
invariable noun

Examples of invariable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His invariable lunch order was half an egg-salad sandwich and a glass of chocolate milk. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "George H. Walker III Emerged, Belatedly, From Father’s Shadow," 29 Jan. 2020 In an industry where profit depends on how quickly tables get turned, the logistical challenges of accommodating the invariable questions that come along with consuming cannabis might prove to be more time consuming than first anticipated. Billy Lyons, Fortune, "How to Eat, Drink, and Appreciate Cannabis at Restaurants," 15 June 2019 In modern usage, ‘behalf’ is an invariable noun and has no plural form. Ruth Walker, The Christian Science Monitor, "Just how many ‘behalves’ make a whole?," 22 June 2017 But what about the invariable pushback from a minor league hurler who received a $1 million bonus? Ray Glier, USA TODAY, "Science of baseball evolving: Help pitchers avoid injuries," 13 June 2017

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First Known Use of invariable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Invariable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of invariable

: not changing or capable of change : staying the same : not variable


in·​vari·​able | \ in-ˈver-ē-ə-bəl How to pronounce invariable (audio) \

Kids Definition of invariable

: not changing or capable of change an invariable routine

Other Words from invariable

invariably \ -​ˈver-​ē-​ə-​blē \ adverb

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