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invariable

[in-vair-ee-uh-buh l] /ɪnˈvɛər i ə bəl/
adjective
1.
not variable; not changing or capable of being changed; static or constant.
noun
2.
something that is invariable; a constant.
Origin of invariable
late Middle English
1400-1450
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at in-3, variable
Related forms
invariability, invariableness, noun
invariably, adverb
Synonyms
1. unalterable, unchanging, changeless, invariant, unvarying, immutable.
Antonyms
1. changing.
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  • It may serve as a sample of his wool, for invariably it is home made.

  • He invariably encouraged humour, this genial philanthropist.

    The Slave Of The Lamp Henry Seton Merriman
  • This has been invariably done by navigators and is a most necessary proceeding.

    The Field of Ice Jules Verne
  • When that sort of man goes into business he invariably gets into trouble.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
  • At first she invariably kept him in a lower drawer of my bureau.

    Concerning Cats Helen M. Winslow
British Dictionary definitions for invariably

invariably

/ɪnˈvɛərɪəblɪ/
adverb
1.
always; without exception

invariable

/ɪnˈvɛərɪəbəl/
adjective
1.
not subject to alteration; unchanging
noun
2.
a mathematical quantity having an unchanging value; a constant
Derived Forms
invariability, invariableness, noun
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Word Origin and History for invariably

invariable

adj.

early 15c., from Old French invariable (14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin invariabilis, from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + variabilis (see variable). Related: Invariably.

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