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mutable

adjective alterable, capricious, changeable, changeful, commutable, fickle, fluctuating, inconstans, irresolute, mutabilis, protean, subject to change, transient, uncertain, undecided, unreliable, unsettled, unsteadfast, unsteady, vacillating, variable, versatile, volatile, wavering
Foreign phrases: Nomina sunt mutabilia, res autem immooiles.Names are mutable, but things are immutable. Res est misera ubi jus est vagum et incertum. It is a sorry state of affairs when law is vague and mutable.
See also: aleatory, ambulatory, convertible, faithless, inconsistent, irresolute, noncommittal, pliable, protean, uncertain, unpredictable, unsettled
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When they predicted the mutation rates for genes, the authors found that genes that have been linked to autism were more mutable than the average gene, suggesting that some of the genetic culprits that contribute to autism are mutation hotspots.
Hence his meeting with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his proposal to establish a mutable trilateral mechanism, following the failure of the Egyptian initiative which featured a quartet committee including Egypt, Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia.
The interior area itself will be a lively and mutable space furnished with floor-'cushions to allow people the freedom to move and arrange as they wish, for the various activities.
Mutable signs are extremely flexible and adapt well to various situations.
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes (published by Jonathan Cape): "The Sense of an Ending is the story of one man coming to terms with the mutable past.
As a graduate of the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, I eagerly read Col Phillip Meilinger's latest article "The Mutable Nature of War" (Winter 2010).
Our sense of time is affected by outside stimuli, and is therefore highly mutable, which is something that resonates with people's feeling about the passing of time," said Maneesh Sahani, an author of the paper.