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Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, 15th century


Never changing.


(Of a noun in an inflected language) Having the same form in both the singular and the plural, e.g., sheep.

Examples of Invariable in a sentence

"My mother's kitchen includes the invariable combination of a pot of coffee and plate of cookies."

"My daughter's homework this week is to learn about invariable nouns, such as 'sheep' and 'deer.'"

About Invariable

Invariable can be broken down into its Latin parts for an easy definition. "In" means "not," and "variabilis" means "changeable." If you're invariable, you've made up your mind and there's no changing it.

Did you Know?

You might not be familiar with the linguistic meaning of "invariable," a noun with the same form in the singular and plural. You'll find these nouns most commonly in the animal world: sheep, buffalo, deer, fish, moose, etc.

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