American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. That can be substituted, interchanged, or revoked: a commutable prison sentence.
- adj. Accessible to commuters: "Seattle's next most commutable island is Vashon” ( Islands).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being exchanged or mutually changed; interchangeable.
- adj. Capable of being commuted.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Capable of being commuted or interchanged.
- adj. subject to alteration or change
- adj. capable of being exchanged for another or for something else that is equivalent
- commute + -able (Wiktionary)
“Or the code can be brutally direct, as it is in Poussin's Rape of the Sabine Women, whereby the artist constructs a theater of heterosexual rape with a pictorial homosocial subtext--filling the intervals between male figures with the commutable spoils of swords, horses, and--yes--women, signifying an apparent hetero-male structure of commodity overlaid an otherwise evocative, but implicit, homoerotic voyeurism and phenomonology.”
“From your $6 can of coffee you can make at least 25 full cups--five weeks' worth of commutable caffeine.”
“It's the eBay way, and just as eBay revolutionized the world of ecommerce (and eradicated the sole reliance on stores, set prices and accessing things within driving distance), we are now revolutionizing the world of work (and eradicating dependence on office buildings, the same set hours for everyone and working within a commutable distance.)”
“(I assume he always had two since it is the second home allowance he is claiming) Guildford is emminently commutable.”
“His constituency is commutable and on rare occasions he could take a hotel in London like ordinary folk who work late in the capital do.”
“I can either spend $300,000 on a house in the ghetto that needs a total rehab, $1,000,000 on a house that is livable and in a safe part of the city, $600,000 for a slightly larger house in a close in, somewhat commutable suburb, or $250,000 for a poorly constructed townhouse an hour and a half from where I work.”
“The essay explores the dissonant moments in this allegorical translation from one historical moment to another, but also raises questions regarding the relationship between patriotic performance and the commutable construction of social space.”
“The 14 minutes is commutable by taking the whole population of Greater London most of whom have seen only very marginal changes and who were not in any case coughing their guts up in the fumes.”
“They eventually chose a $434,000, 2,100-square-foot house less than two miles from Ms. Stroker's job and commutable entirely by bike paths.”
“Now, what the Newspaper Press Fund proposes to do with its money is to grant relief to members in want or distress, and to the widows, families, parents, or other near relatives of deceased members in right of a moderate provident annual subscription — commutable, I observe, for a moderate provident life subscription — and its members comprise the whole paid class of literary contributors to the press of the United”
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