[ kuh-myoo-tuh-buhl ]
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  1. that may be commuted; exchangeable or interchangeable.

Origin of commutable

1640–50; <Latin commūtābilis, equivalent to commūtā(re) to commute + -bilis-ble

Other words from commutable

  • com·mut·a·bil·i·ty, com·mut·a·ble·ness, noun
  • un·com·mut·a·ble, adjective

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

How to use commutable in a sentence

  • But you and I are commutable here; we can exchange places; and, as you go bail for my desk, so I can go bail for yours.

    The Meaning of Truth | William James
  • When we speak of a city we speak of the driving distance or the commutable distance to a city.

    Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

British Dictionary definitions for commutable


/ (kəˈmjuːtəbəl) /

  1. law (of a punishment) capable of being reduced in severity

  2. able to be exchanged

Derived forms of commutable

  • commutability or commutableness, noun

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