im|mu|ta|ble [ıˈmju:təbəl] adj formal
never changing or impossible to change
This decision should not be seen as immutable.
>immutably adv
>immutability [ıˌmju:təˈbılıti] n [U]

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  • immutable — ⇒IMMUTABLE, adj. Rare. Qui ne peut changer, notamment dans sa nature. Synon. usuel immuable. Lui même manquait de cette nécessaire volonté qui permet (...) de glisser, sans se retenir, dans la ténèbre des immutables dogmes (HUYSMANS, Là bas, t. 1 …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Immutable — Im*mu ta*ble, a. [L. immutabilis; pref. im not + mutabilis mutable. See {Mutable}.] Not mutable; not capable or susceptible of change; unchangeable; unalterable. [1913 Webster] That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • immutable — I adjective adamant, ageless, confirmed, constans, constant, continual, continuous, durable, eternal, firm, fixed, immovable, immutabilis, implacable, incontrovertible, indestructible, inexorable, inflexible, intractable, invariable, irremovable …   Law dictionary

  • immutable — (adj.) early 15c., from O.Fr. immutable and directly from L. immutabilis unchangeable, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + mutabilis changeable, from mutare to change (see MUTABLE (Cf. mutable)). Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • immutable — [adj] unchangeable abiding, ageless, changeless, constant, enduring, fixed, immovable, inflexible, invariable, permanent, perpetual, sacrosanct, stable, steadfast, unalterable, unmodifiable; concept 534 Ant. alterable, changeable, flexible,… …   New thesaurus

  • immutable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unchanging or unchangeable. DERIVATIVES immutability noun immutably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • immutable — [i myo͞ot′ə bəl] adj. [ME < L immutabilis: see IN 2 & MUTABLE] never changing or varying; unchangeable immutability n. immutableness immutably adv …   English World dictionary

  • immutable — [[t]ɪmju͟ːtəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ Something that is immutable will never change or cannot be changed. [FORMAL] ...the eternal and immutable principles of right and wrong …   English dictionary

  • immutable — 1. adjective Unable to be changed without exception. The government has enacted an immutable law. Ant: mutable, nonimmutable 2. noun Something that cannot be changed …   Wiktionary

  • immutable — adj. Immutable is used with these nouns: ↑truth …   Collocations dictionary

  • immutable — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. stable, changeless, perpetual; see permanent 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [i MYOO tuh bul] unchangeable. The rules ofthe club are strict and immutable. SYN.: unchangeable, unalterable,… …   English dictionary for students