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changeable

[cheyn-juh-buhl]
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adjective
  1. liable to change or to be changed; variable.
  2. of changing color or appearance: changeable silk.
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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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changeable

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

adj.

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.

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