im|mov´a|ble|ness

im|mov´a|ble|ness
im|mov|a|ble «ih MOO vuh buhl», adjective, noun.
–adj.
1. that cannot be moved; firmly fixed: »

immovable mountains.

SYNONYM(S): immobile.
2. not moving or changing; motionless: »

In his [Newton's] eyes the sun stood immovable in the center of the universe (Sir David Brewster).

3. Figurative. firm; steadfast; unyielding: »

an immovable purpose. The ignorant man was immovable in his belief that the earth was flat.

4. Figurative. unfeeling; impassive.
5. Law. not liable to be removed; fixed in place: »

immovable property.

6. falling on the same date each year: »

All Saints' Day is an immovable feast.

–n. immovables,
Law. land, buildings, and other property that cannot be carried from one place to another: »

If he has property, it consists either in immovables or in movables (Jeremy Bentham).

im|mov´a|ble|ness, noun.
im|mov´a|bly, adverb.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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