[moo-vuh-buh l] /ˈmu və bəl/
capable of being moved; not fixed in one place, position, or posture.
changing from one date to another in different years:
a movable holiday.
(of type or matrices) able to be rearranged.
an article of furniture that is not fixed in place.
Often, movables. Law. an article of personal property not attached to land.
able to be moved or rearranged; not fixed
(esp of religious festivals such as Easter) varying in date from year to year
(usually speltmoveable) (law) denoting or relating to personal property as opposed to realty
(printing) (of type) cast singly so that each character is on a separate piece of type suitable for composition by hand, as founder’s type
(often pl) a movable article, esp a piece of furniture
also moveable, late 14c., “disposed to movement;” c.1400, “capable of being moved,” from Old French movable, from moveir (see move (v.)). A moveable feast (early 15c.) is one in the Church calendar which, though always on the same day of the week, varies its date from year to year. Related: Movability.
- Movable-do system
[moo-vuh-buh l-doh] /ˈmu və bəlˈdoʊ/ noun, Music. 1. a system of solmization in which the syllable do can be transposed to the tonic of any key.
noun 1. a religious feast that does not occur on the same date each year.
- Movable joint
movable joint mov·a·ble joint (mōō’və-bəl) n.
- Movable testis
movable testis n. A condition in which the testis tends to ascend to the upper part of the scrotum or into the inguinal canal.