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[kuh-myoo-tuh-buh l]
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  1. 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
Related formscom·mut·a·bil·i·ty, com·mut·a·ble·ness, nounun·com·mut·a·ble, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • 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

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for commutable


  1. law (of a punishment) capable of being reduced in severity
  2. able to be exchanged
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Derived Formscommutability or commutableness, noun
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