[ kuh-myoo-tuh-buh l ]
/ kəˈmyu tə bəl /


that may be commuted; exchangeable or interchangeable.

Origin of commutable

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


com·mut·a·bil·i·ty, com·mut·a·ble·ness, nounun·com·mut·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for commutable

  • 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.

    The Meaning of Truth|William James

British Dictionary definitions for commutable

/ (kəˈmjuːtəbəl) /


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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