I was writing a kind-of technical document for commercial company.

The product/item which we are writing about may or may not undergo some changes and we needed to document this point clearly in our product documentation.

So, I am looking for What exactly is the correct word for

The product may or may not be modified in future

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    What's wrong with modifiable? Also see pliable or pliant and malleable.
    – vickyace
    Commented May 11, 2016 at 10:38
  • Personally I like the way it sounds currently.
    – Dog Lover
    Commented May 11, 2016 at 11:15
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    When writing documentation, the aim is not to use as few words as possible: the aim is to communicate as clearly as possible. Use more words if it's clearer. Commented May 11, 2016 at 11:28
  • If you're looking to pare superfluous verbiage, start by writing "This item" for The product/item which we are writing about.
    – frank
    Commented May 11, 2016 at 16:10
  • Is it a temporary/placeholder value before you get the final version, in which case it's "contingent" (or similar terms), or is it something that's correct now but may be changed (like who's president), or something that's continually changing (like an exchange rate)?
    – Stuart F
    Commented May 14, 2023 at 16:43

4 Answers 4


I would say that it is "subject to modification" or "subject to change". This conveys the idea that not only is it possible for it to change, it's actually likely.

  • That's "exact one word?"
    – Kris
    Commented May 11, 2016 at 15:05
  • @Kris obviously not. But, as I pointed out to the poster in a comment on the question, sometimes it's better to use more words to get a point across more clearly. My guess was that the poster didn't actually need the answer to be a single word, even though that was in the question title. Commented May 11, 2016 at 15:31

Try alterable

Able to be changed. To make different without changing into something else or modify


"Updatable" is quite used in the IT world.


Mutable means

capable of change or of being changed


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