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- n. The ability to be transmuted.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being transmutable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The property of being transmutable; susceptibility of change into another nature or substance; transmutableness.
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- n. the quality of being commutable
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For Plato, the soul was an Ideal, a kind of living idea, that existed in a state of transmutability—it could change all the time—until it entered the darkness of the body, becoming “the pilot of the body, as a charioteer is the pilot of the horses who pull his chariot.”
Science availing itself of this discovery, unifies its conception of Nature and gives expression to the doctrine of the inter-transmutability of the various classes of physical phenomena by postulating an entity called Energy, and regarding the various classes of phenomena as transmutations which this entity undergoes.
Moreover, the actual operations under which the potential generates the actual have, so to say, been laid bare to view; and lastly, the inter-transmutability of all forms of Energy and its real unity have been established.
The transmutability of one element into another indefinitely, would not, in any but a certain absolute or transcendental sense, cause the Elements to be regarded as one, or as any less number than now.
It is this transmutability of Correspondential Elements in another sphere of Being, which bases the presumption, or gives to it at least countenance from a new quarter, that the metals and other chemical
It would be, on the contrary, a fact precisely corresponding with the actual and well-known transmutability of speech-sounds into each other as occurs in the phenomena of Etymology and Comparative Philology.
And so, despite the scientific advances along many lines at the middle of the century, the idea of the transmutability of organic races had no such prominence, either in scientific or unscientific circles, as it had acquired fifty years before.
This would account for the transmutability of the two sets of feelings.
Now, after being laughed at for sixty years about the philosopher's stone, chemists, governed by experience, no longer dare to deny the transmutability of bodies; while astrono -
 I do not mean to affirm here in a positive manner the transmutability of bodies, or to point it out as a subject for investigation; still less do I pretend to say what ought to be the opinion of savants upon this point.