Definition of permutable in English:



  • 1Liable to change.

    • ‘It is a very permutable undertaking trying to develop Discovery Park.’
    • ‘I that matter hold more honorable which in it selfe is firme, not permutable.’
    • ‘Proteins' maddeningly intricate and all too permutable chains of peptides and amino acids were at the heart of the challenge of creating their new approach.’
    • ‘They follow a very permutable border between organization and movement.’
    • ‘The Williamsburg four-piece, in the current version of their permutable lineup, delivers an all-around solid EP.’
  • 2Able to be changed or exchanged.

    • ‘Because they are letter-like units they are far more easily permutable than actual speech sounds.’
    • ‘Students might try to find other of these "absolute" or "permutable" primes.’
    • ‘Some letters are permutable, being such in general as are formed by the same organs.’
    • ‘The resultant formulae are productive, being permutable and much more informative than those composed of simple algorithms.’
    • ‘In mathematical parlance, the prime number 113 is said to be permutable because it remains prime regardless of how the digits are arranged, that is 131 and 311.’
    alterable, adjustable, modifiable, variable, convertible, mutable, exchangeable, interchangeable, replaceable, transposable
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Late Middle English: from late Latin permutabilis ‘liable to change, changeable’, from permutare (see permute) + -able.