Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Liable to change; capricious.
  • adjective Being such that alteration is possible.
  • adjective Varying in color or appearance when seen from different angles.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Liable to change; subject to alteration or variation; fickle; inconstant; mutable; variable: as, a person of a changeable mind.
  • Having the quality of varying in color or external appearance:” as, changeable silk; the changeable chameleon.
  • Unstable, uncertain, wavering, vacillating.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Capable of change; subject to alteration; mutable; variable; fickle; inconstant.
  • adjective Appearing different, as in color, in different lights, or under different circumstances.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Capable of being changed.
  • adjective Subject to sudden or frequent changes.

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

  • adjective capable of or tending to change in form or quality or nature
  • adjective subject to change
  • adjective such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change
  • adjective varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles

Etymologies

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change +‎ -able

Examples

  • The music is often in changeable, irregular meters that later indie-rockers would categorize as math-rock, while the vocals are muttered as much as sung.

    Pitchfork Music Festival: Sonic Youth Brings Back ‘Daydream Nation’ - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com

  • The music is often in changeable, irregular meters that later indie-rockers would categorize as math-rock, while the vocals are muttered as much as sung.

    Pitchfork Music Festival: Sonic Youth Brings Back ‘Daydream Nation’ - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Lane dilutes to "changeable" -- making a truism of a metaphor.

    Arabian nights. English

  • The weather did improve, but remained changeable, which is what you expect at the end of May.

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  • But after candidates tell you their views on health care or oil prices -- every word changeable with the wind -- you arrive at the vital questions: What kind of person is this candidate?

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  • Christ: she hath the moon, that is, the changeable things of the world, under her feet: and the twelve stars with which she is crowned, are the twelve apostles: she is in labour and pain, whilst she brings forth her children, and Christ in them, in the midst of afflictions and persecutions.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Complete

  • Christ: she hath the moon, that is, the changeable things of the world, under her feet: and the twelve stars with which she is crowned, are the twelve apostles: she is in labour and pain, whilst she brings forth her children, and Christ in them, in the midst of afflictions and persecutions.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Complete The Challoner Revision

  • "Springtime is going to be a little bit changeable, that is typical for this time of year."

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  • Other tools supporting learning adaptations for students facing visual challenges — such as changeable text size, font, colour/shading (for colour blindness) — must also be built in at a fundamental level, for a product or device to be considered.

    December 2009

  • Other tools supporting learning adaptations for students facing visual challenges — such as changeable text size, font, colour/shading (for colour blindness) — must also be built in at a fundamental level, for a product or device to be considered.

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  • Sorry, I prefer unchangeable.

    September 30, 2008

  • Looks like 1 listing each at the moment.

    September 30, 2008