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immutable

Definition:

not subject or susceptible to change or variation in form, quality, or nature

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Derivative:

immutably

Comparative:

more immutable

Superlative:

most immutable

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

the view of that time was that all species were immutable, created by God

Synonyms:

changeless

Etymology:

Old French immutable, from Latin immutabilis "unchangeable", from assimilated...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Immutable object | mutable object

In object-oriented and functional programming, an immutable object is an object whose state cannot be modified after it's created. This is in contrast to a mutable object, which can be modified after it's created. In some cases, an object is considered... (41 of 2553 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Immutable object

Collins Dictionary:

immutable | unalterable [synonym] | ageless [synonym] | immutability [derived] | immutableness [noun, derived]

unchanging through time; unalterable; ageless (5 of 464 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/immutable

Merriam-Webster:

immutable | fixed [synonym] | hard-and-fast [synonym] | inflexible [synonym] | inalterable [synonym] | incommutable [synonym] | invariable [synonym] | unalterable [synonym] | unchangeable [synonym]

not capable of or susceptible to change (7 of 117 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/immutable

Oxford Dictionary:

immutable | immutability [derived] | immutably [derived]

unchanging over time or unable to be changed (8 of 51 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/immutable

Wiktionary:

immutable | immutables [plural] | mutable [antonym, sense-specific] | nonimmutable [antonym, sense-specific]

Unable to be changed without exception. | [programming, variable] Not able to be altered in the memory after its value is set initially, such as a constant. | Something that cannot be changed. (31 of 35 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/immutable

Macmillan British Dictionary:

immutable [formal]

impossible to change | always true, or always the same (9 of 32 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/immutable

Cambridge Dictionary:

immutable [formal] | immutability [noun, derived]

not changing, or unable to be changed (7 of 31 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/immutable

New World Dictionary:

immutable | immutability [related] | immutably [adverb, related]

never changing or varying; unchangeable (5 of 23 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/immutable

American Heritage Dictionary:

immutable | immutability [noun, related] | immutableness [noun, related] | immutably [adverb, related]

Not subject or susceptible to change. (6 of 13 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/immutable

Random House Dictionary:

immutable

not mutable; unchangeable; changeless. (4 of 9 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/immutable

Encarta Dictionary:

immutable | immutability [noun, derived] | immutableness [noun, derived] | immutably [adverb, derived]

not changing or not able to be changed (8 of 30 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861620314​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

immutable

First use: early 15th century

Origin: Old French immutable, from Latin immutabilis "unchangeable", from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see "in-" (1)) + ... (22 of 27 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=immutable

Oxford Dictionary:

immutable

Origin: late Middle English: from Latin immutabilis, from in- "not" + mutabilis (see "mutable")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/immutable

Merriam-Webster:

immutable

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English, from Latin immutabilis, from in- + mutabilis mutable

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/immutable

New World Dictionary:

immutable

Origin: Middle English from Latin immutabilis: see "in-" and "mutable"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/immutable

Wiktionary:

immutable | immutables [plural]

Origin: French, ultimately from Latin immutabilis ("unchangable"); im- + mutable

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/immutable

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

immutable

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "immutable"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/immutable

Macmillan British Dictionary:

immutable [formal]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "immutable"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/immutable

Macmillan American Dictionary:

immutable [formal]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "immutable"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/immutable

Cambridge Dictionary:

immutable [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "immutable"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "immutable"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/immutable

the Free Dictionary:

immutable

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "immutable"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "immutable"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "immutable" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/immutable

Google Dictionary:

immutable

Audio: English pronunciation of "immutable"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

immutable

Audio: North American pronunciation of "immutable"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=immuta​01 word=immutable

YourDictionary Audio:

immutable

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "immutable" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/immutable

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