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Origin of changeable

Middle English word dating back to 1200–50; see origin at change, -able
Related formschange·a·bil·i·ty, change·a·ble·ness, nounchange·a·bly, adverbnon·change·a·ble, adjectivenon·change·a·ble·ness, nounnon·change·a·bly, adverbun·change·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·change·a·ble, adjectiveun·change·a·bly, adverb

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Examples from the Web for changeable

Contemporary Examples of changeable

  • While any file can be kept viewable or changeable by only you, it can also be shared with whomever you choose to invite.

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    Google's War on the PC

    Douglas Rushkoff

    July 8, 2009

  • We are a changeable people, reinventing ourselves almost compulsively.

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    Read Me, I'm Irish

    Mark Salter

    March 17, 2009

Historical Examples of changeable

British Dictionary definitions for changeable


  1. able to change or be changed; ficklechangeable weather
  2. varying in colour when viewed from different angles or in different lights
Derived Formschangeability or changeableness, nounchangeably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for changeable

mid-13c., "unstable, inconstant, unreliable," from Old French changeable "inconstant," from changier (see change (v.)) + -able (see -able). Meaning "subject to variation" is from late 14c. Related: Changeably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper