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immutable

[ih-myoo-tuh-buh l] /ɪˈmyu tə bəl/
adjective
1.
not mutable; unchangeable; changeless.
Origin of immutable
late Middle English
1375-1425
First recorded in 1375-1425; late Middle English word from Latin word immūtābilis. See im-2, mutable
Related forms
immutability, immutableness, noun
immutably, adverb
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  • As it was yesterday so it was to-day in that gracious shrine of immutability.

    The Rough Road

    William John Locke
  • The immutability of the Law will be treated in detail later.

  • He alone did not obey the law of immutability in the enchanted, sleeping castle.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • Its immutability is therefore, indeed, the cause of the universal becoming.

    Creative Evolution Henri Bergson
  • Where are the passages in which Buffon affirms the immutability of species?

    Evolution, Old & New Samuel Butler
  • Nevertheless, this immutability of popular ideas is not quite perfect.

    The American Credo George Jean Nathan
  • The immutability of them, and the majesty, relieved the tenseness of his mood.

    Heart of the Blue Ridge Waldron Baily
  • The insensibility of the sea, the immutability of the spectacle, revolt me.

  • Isn't it the preservation and immutability of existing borders?

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
British Dictionary definitions for immutability

immutable

/ɪˈmjuːtəbəl/
adjective
1.
unchanging through time; unalterable; ageless: immutable laws
Derived Forms
immutability, immutableness, noun
immutably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for immutability
n.

1590s, from Latin immutabilitas, from immutabilis (see immutable).

Nought may endure but Mutability. [Shelley]

immutable

adj.

early 15c., from Old French immutable and directly from Latin immutabilis "unchangeable," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + mutabilis "changeable," from mutare "to change" (see mutable). Related: Immutably.

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