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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. That can be altered: alterable clothing; alterable conditions of employment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Capable of being changed, changeable, mutable
  • n. Something that can be altered; a variable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being altered.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being altered, varied, or made different.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of the punishment ordered by a court) capable of being changed to one less severe
  • adj. capable of being changed or altered in some characteristic

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