One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(of a place or journey) allowing regular commuting to and from work.
- ‘The fact that the new motorway now stretches for 72 kilometres from Dublin to Dundalk has made the town much more commutable, especially for those working at Dublin airport.’
- ‘With Glasgow and Edinburgh easily commutable and located in such outstanding scenery, the attractions are easy to see.’
- ‘It's also really commutable - it's so easy to get back to London.’
- ‘The two areas are similar because they each constitute a local labour market and they each cover an area commutable by car.’
- ‘A 34-mile drive up the A68 road to Edinburgh does make this commutable.’
- ‘It is not easily commutable to London, which is 1hr 50 min from the railway station.’
- ‘We hope they will all come to work in Swindon, which is commutable.’
2rare Capable of being exchanged or converted.
- ‘It was hoped that such a specimen, closely resembling that obtained from newborns, would be commutable to all methods for measuring total bilirubin and be suitable for testing their accuracy.’
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