mutable

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adjective mu·ta·ble \ˈmyü-tə-bəl\

Definition of mutable

  1. 1 :  prone to change :  inconstant mutable opinions

  2. 2a :  capable of change or of being changed mutable lawsb :  capable of or liable to mutation mutable vowels a mutable gene

mutability

play \ˌmyü-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

mutably

play \ˈmyü-tə-blē\ adverb

Examples of mutable in a Sentence

  1. the government's mutable economic policies

  2. a politician with very mutable positions on all the issues

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Origin and Etymology of mutable

Middle English, from Latin mutabilis, from mutare to change; akin to Old English mīthan to conceal, Sanskrit mināti he exchanges, deceives

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MUTABLE Defined for English Language Learners

mutable

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adjective

Definition of mutable for English Language Learners

  • : able or likely to change often


Medical Dictionary

mutable

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adjective mu·ta·ble \ˈmyüt-ə-bəl\

Medical Definition of mutable

  1. 1:  capable of change or of being changed in form, quality, or nature

  2. 2:  capable of or liable to mutation


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