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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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Related Words for commutable

compatible, synonymous, convertible, changeable, converse, correspondent, equivalent, exchangeable, mutual, reciprocal, same, reciprocative, commutable, fungible, interconvertible, complementary, correlative, replaceable, returnable, substitutive

Examples from the Web for commutable

Historical Examples of 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.

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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