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

Other Words from invariable

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 These butterflies’ invariable presence is another reason to grow lilacs in your yard. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, 16 June 2022 Yet that is the nearly invariable pattern in rock music. Damon Linker, The Week, 4 Sep. 2021 There's also the invariable feeling that privilege, however egregious, is a basic right. Ryan Cooper, The Week, 11 Aug. 2021 For Källenius, then, there is little logic in owning both, especially since investors typically prefer pure-play companies subject to one business cycle over conglomerates that mix several in an attempt to offset invariable downturns. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 1 Oct. 2021 His invariable lunch order was half an egg-salad sandwich and a glass of chocolate milk. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, 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, 15 June 2019 In modern usage, ‘behalf’ is an invariable noun and has no plural form. Ruth Walker, The Christian Science Monitor, 22 June 2017 But what about the invariable pushback from a minor league hurler who received a $1 million bonus? Ray Glier, USA TODAY, 13 June 2017 See More

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First Known Use of invariable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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