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Alterable is a member of the word family alter, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

Definition of the adjective alterable

What does alterable mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. capable of being changed or altered in some characteristic
    • examples: alterable clothing | alterable conditions of employment
    • antonym: unalterable
  2. (of the punishment ordered by a court) capable of being changed to one less severe

Alternative definition of the adjective alterable


  1. Capable of being changed, changeable, mutable

Definition of the noun alterable

What does alterable mean as a name of something?


  1. Something that can be altered; a variable.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for alterable

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Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

ALTERABLE, adj. [from alter; alterable, Fr.] That which may be altered or changed by something eifc; distinct from changeable, or that which changes, or may change itself. — Our condition in this world is mutable and uncertain, alterable by a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine and Health (2011)

by James M. Rippe

Alterable risk factors include hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, medications, smoking, heavy...

If the patient's blood sugar is well controlled, this risk is decreased, and this is why it is also considered alterable.

Google previewDictionary of Information Technology (1985)

by Dennis Longley, Michael Shain

See electrically alterable ROM, PROM. electric typewriter A typewriter in which all the output functions, such as a keystroke, tabulation etc. are controlled by an electric motor. Compare electronic typewriter. electrode In electronics, that part of a ...

Google previewDictionary of the Decisions of the Court of Session (1815)

Branch I of Appendix II : Being Decisions Between the Years 1733 and 1754

alterable,. being. only. an. obligement to renew a disposition that reserved a power to alter; and that as Christopher could not on the head of death- bed quarrel any alteration, no more could these substitutes to him; and here all ...

Google previewThe Law-dictionary: Explaining the Rise, Progress, and Present State, of the English Law (1811)

Defining and Interpreting the Terms Or Words of Art; and Comprising Copious Information on the Subjects of Law, Trade, and Government by Sir Thomas Edlyne Tomlins

But all the other laws of Scotland shall remain in force; though alterable by the parliament of Great Britain. Yet with this caution, that laws relating ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Hindustani Classical Music (2000)

by Vimalakānta Rôya Caudhurī

Alterable' Vina. Now, one is ready to start the process of movement thus: on the ' Cala' or 'Alterable' Vina, the pegs are to be loosened in such a uniform way that the sound of the second string of the same coincides with that of the first string of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Applied Psychology, Three-Volume Set (2004)

Over the past several decades, researchers began to examine alterable variables, that is, those variables that teachers could alter in themselves to improve student achievement.

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Video shows what alterable means. Capable of being changed, changeable, mutable. Alterable Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to ...

Scrabble value of A1L1T1E1R1A1B3L1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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