(Latin: a suffix that means "able to [be]"; a variation of -ability)
2. Tending or likely to be erroneous or not correct: Although we humans all have our fallibilities, we can still strive to improve our world.
Edgar acknowledged his investment fallibility when he made large financial commitments in houses.
2. Capable of being bent repeatedly without injury or damage.
3. Susceptible to influence or persuasion; tractable.
4. Responsive to change; adaptable: "A flexible schedule."
2. Being of such a nature that one part or quantity may be replaced by another equal part or quantity in the satisfaction of an obligation.
3. The standardization and interchangeability of listed options and futures contracts and certain other financial instruments with identical terms.
Fungibility permits either party to an opening transaction to close out a position through a closing transaction in an identical contract. All financial contracts with identical terms are not necessarily fungible, a fact that can increase risk in some markets.
Examples of highly fungible commodities are petroleum (gasoline), electricity, precious metals, and many currencies.
Fungibility has nothing to do with the ability to exchange one commodity for another. It has everything to do with exchanging one unit of a commodity with another unit of the same commodity.
2. A compatibility between the genotypes of donor and host such that a graft generally will not be rejected.
Normally, a graft from an unrelated individual is recognized as foreign by the recipient's white blood cells because the marker molecules (self-antigens) on the surface of the foreign cells differ from the recipient's marker molecules; therefore, the white cells are stimulated to mount an immune response against the foreign tissue.
Only certain close relatives share the same self-antigens, and can tolerate grafts of each other's tissues. The most important of these self-antigens are proteins coded by a complex cluster of genes called the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC).
The chances of histoincompatibility increase the more dissimilar the host and donor are from each other.
2. Not permitted.
2. The likelihood that something will not happen or cannot be achieved; something impossible: Janet was in hospital, so it was an impossibility for her to be at the staff meeting at school.
2. Characterized by an inability to be reached; unattainable.
3. Being remote or unapproachable.