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commutable

[ kuh-myoo-tuh-buhl ]
/ kəˈmyu tə bəl /
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adjective
that may be commuted; exchangeable or interchangeable.
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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, nounun·com·mut·a·ble, adjective
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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

commutable
/ (kəˈmjuːtəbəl) /

adjective
law (of a punishment) capable of being reduced in severity
able to be exchanged

Derived forms of commutable

commutability or commutableness, noun
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