American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. That can be altered: alterable clothing; alterable conditions of employment.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being altered, varied, or made different.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Capable of being altered.
- 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
“It was believed that the brain's circuitry was only alterable in certain "critical periods," or brief windows of extreme plasticity; these were thought to occur in childhood, when experience helped to form the brain's circuitry.”
“Other matters are considered a product of human law, which is alterable if the church thinks that doing so is in its best interest.”
“It has the status of a binding executive order in domestic law — and amendable, alterable, and revocable should the President want to doit.”
“You may notice that it's an easily alterable plan in case I don't have time to fill in with lots and lots of small trees!”
“In this way, American drift farther and farther away from the world they live in and its complexities, content to imagine themselves as self-sufficient individualists amid voluntary social and political arrangements alterable -- and escapable -- at will.”
“God can be perceived or experienced in many ways and environments but is not in essence changeable or alterable.”
“It is alterable ONLY via the process of legal amendment (s).”
“Love is not love/Which alters when it alteration finds," Shakespeare warned us, so why was I being so alterable?”
“Islam is treated as a race, ethnicity, or skin color–an immutable characteristic not alterable by believers and therefore not a proper moral basis on which to judge them.”
“The constitution is either a superior paramount law, unchangeable by ordinary means, or it is on a level with ordinary legislative acts, and, like other acts, is alterable when the legislature shall please to alterit.”
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