un·​chang·​ing | \ ˌən-ˈchān-jiŋ How to pronounce unchanging (audio) \

Definition of unchanging

: constant, invariable unchanging beliefs

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unchangingly \ ˌən-​ˈchān-​jiŋ-​lē How to pronounce unchangingly (audio) \ adverb
unchangingness noun

Examples of unchanging in a Sentence

took comfort in unchanging family traditions wore an unchanging expression of boredom throughout the entire lecture

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Cartridges, diskettes, and CD-ROMs all contained full, unchanging versions of games that were forever compatible with the similarly stable hardware they were designed to be played on. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Google's 'Stadia' Is the Latest Attack in the War on Games You Can Actually Own," 19 Mar. 2019 America’s unchanging position may explain North Korea’s increasing frustration with the US. Alex Ward, Vox, "Exclusive: Pompeo told North Korea to cut its nuclear arsenal by 60 to 70 percent," 8 Aug. 2018 Myths are not just handed down in unchanging fashion; they are repurposed, tweaked, and sometimes inverted. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Jordan Peterson’s Tired Old Myths," 21 May 2018 Researchers have determined that number words for small quantities — less than five — are strikingly similar across virtually every language studied, and the words are among the most stable, unchanging utterances in any lexicon. Natalie Angier, New York Times, "Many Animals Can Count, Some Better Than You," 5 Feb. 2018 But he’s done just that with a largely unchanging cast of first-rate musicians from Scandinavia that’s toured on four continents. Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, "Paal Nilssen-Love’s Large Unit explores varied compositional gambits through large-scale improvisation," 15 June 2018 Theirs is a black-and-white world, where the truths are self-evident and unchanging. Leslie T. Chang, New York Times, "Hustling in Flushing: A Chinese Immigrant Couple Struggles to Decode Life in Queens," 1 June 2018 Remember, the track of these storms can change without notice [This one was actually steady and unchanging]. Fabiola Santiago, miamiherald, "Memo to Gov. Rick Scott: A real Floridian doesn’t get hysterical over rain and squalls," 29 May 2018 My original theory, about an unchanging taste in music leading to a lack of passion for music, still rings true to me. Paul Miller, The Verge, "Hearing music again," 6 May 2018

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First Known Use of unchanging

1587, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unchanging

: not changing : staying the same


un·​chang·​ing | \ ˌən-ˈchān-jiŋ How to pronounce unchanging (audio) \

Kids Definition of unchanging

: not changing or able to change an unchanging pattern of lights

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