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mutable

[ myoo-tuh-buhl ]
/ ˈmyu tə bəl /
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adjective
liable or subject to change or alteration.
given to changing; constantly changing; fickle or inconstant: the mutable ways of fortune.
Computers. (in object-oriented programming) of or noting an object having properties whose values can change while the object itself maintains a unique identity.
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Origin of mutable

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Latin mūtābilis, equivalent to mūtā(re) “to change” + -bilis -ble

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British Dictionary definitions for mutable

mutable
/ (ˈmjuːtəbəl) /

adjective
able to or tending to change
astrology of or relating to four of the signs of the zodiac, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces, which are associated with the quality of adaptabilityCompare cardinal (def. 9), fixed (def. 10)

Derived forms of mutable

mutability or rare mutableness, nounmutably, adverb

Word Origin for mutable

C14: from Latin mūtābilis fickle, from mūtāre to change
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