What does alterable mean?

alterable meaning in General Dictionary

Capable of becoming changed

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  • capable of being altered or modified in a few characteristic
  • (of the discipline ordered by a court) effective at becoming changed to at least one less severe
  • Capable of becoming altered.

alterable meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1520s, from change + -able. Related: Alterably; alterability.


alterable meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Capable of becoming altered.


Sentence Examples with the word alterable

From this oppressive feeling he found relief in the thought set forth in the opening of the second book of his Political Economy - that, while the conditions of production have the necessity of physical laws, the distribution of what is produced among the various classes of producers is a matter of human arrangement, dependent upon alterable customs and institutions.

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