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Meaning of PROTEAN

Pronunciation:  'prowteeun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  taking on different forms; "eyes...of that baffling protean gray which is never twice the same"
 

PROTEAN is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: variable
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pro"te*an\, a.
1. Of or pertaining to Proteus; characteristic of Proteus. ``
   Protean transformations.'' --Cudworth.

2. Exceedingly variable; readily assuming different shapes or
   forms; as, an am[oe]ba is a protean animalcule.



 

 

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