[ awl-ter-uh-buhl ]
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  1. capable of being altered.

Origin of alterable

First recorded in 1520–30; alter + -able

Other words from alterable

  • al·ter·a·bil·i·ty, al·ter·a·ble·ness, noun
  • al·ter·a·bly, adverb
  • re·al·ter·a·ble, adjective
  • re·al·ter·a·ble·ness, noun
  • re·al·ter·a·bly, adverb

Words Nearby alterable Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use alterable in a sentence

  • Their acts are "alterable" by the Board of Overseers, to whom they are responsible.

    Colleges in America | John Marshall Barker
  • "Yes" or "No," when once definitely uttered by a Bushi, was no more alterable than the ebb and flow of the tide.

    A Fantasy of Far Japan | Baron Kencho Suyematsu
  • The very fourth commandment, however it was a perpetual law as to the proportion of time, yet was alterable as to the seventh day.

    A Christian Directory | Baxter Richard
  • Affecting this Act, except in so far as it is declared to be alterable by the Irish Legislature.

  • The provisions with respect to this second order fall within the class of enactments which are alterable by the Irish Legislature.

    Handbook of Home Rule (1887) | W. E. Gladstone et al.