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 for Movable letter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Movable \Mov"a*ble\, a. [Cf. OF. movable. See Move.]
     1. Capable of being moved, lifted, carried, drawn, turned, or
        conveyed, or in any way made to change place or posture;
        susceptible of motion; not fixed or stationary; as, a
        movable steam engine. [Also spelled moveable.]
  
     Syn: transferable, transferrable, transportable.
          [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Changing from one time to another; as, movable feasts, i.
        e., church festivals, the date of which varies from year
        to year.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Movable letter (Heb. Gram.), a letter that is pronounced,
        as opposed to one that is quiescent.
  
     Movable feast (Ecclesiastical), a holy day that changes
        date, depending on the lunar cycle. An example of such a
        day is Easter.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]

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