Definition of mutable in English:

mutable

adjective

  • 1Liable to change.

    ‘the mutable nature of fashion’
    • ‘Daily life gets a different kind of soundtrack, endlessly mutable and instantly reconfigurable.’
    • ‘Their meaning seems overwhelmingly important but mutable, depending on the context.’
    • ‘The former is fluid, mutable, and, above all, contested.’
    • ‘Everything was mutable: eye color, hair color, skin tone.’
    • ‘A website is a mutable message that maintains the same reference.’
    • ‘That media is mutable and can shift around their environment to meet their wishes and needs.’
    • ‘Flexible, adaptable and mutable are adjectives not normally applied to Capricorns.’
    • ‘But all truth isn't mutable, because some things can't be changed.’
    • ‘In this fiction the main characters are mutable, changing with the environment.’
    • ‘It is, rather, simply a part of the personal developmental experience, formally mutable and changing frequently.’
    • ‘It is, without doubt, a very exciting, innovative, constantly changing, hugely mutable and malleable tool.’
    • ‘Given this endlessly mutable document, how to tell when there's a useful revision and not an in-progress one?’
    • ‘As the questioning continues, it becomes apparent that truth is slippery and mutable.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, mutable interpretation and reaction will always be there.’
    • ‘My beliefs are mutable and transmittable and who I am is constantly changing.’
    • ‘Living in an ex-colony, I've discovered, means that place-names are highly mutable.’
    • ‘It also lines pop up with genetic engineering, the idea of the human form in the 21st Century becoming fascinatingly mutable.’
    • ‘However, the dynamic, mutable nature of open source often results in complexity.’
    • ‘Because of its mutable, unstable, and floating quality, eroticism often turns up in places where it might be assumed to have been completely eradicated.’
    • ‘His narratives, in which he translates current events, are too allegorical to be history, yet too mutable to be myth.’
    changeable, variable, varying, fluctuating, shifting, inconsistent, unpredictable, inconstant, uncertain, fluid, erratic, irregular, uneven, unsettled, unstable, unsteady, protean, chameleon-like, chameleonic
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    1. 1.1literary Inconstant in one's affections.
      ‘youth is said to be fickle and mutable’
      undependable, untrustworthy, irresponsible, reckless, fickle, capricious, irregular, erratic, unpredictable, inconstant, faithless, untrue, flighty, slippery
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin mutabilis, from mutare ‘to change’.

Pronunciation

mutable

/ˈmjuːtəb(ə)l/