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Meaning of protean

pro•te•an

Pronunciation: (prō'tē-un, prō-tē'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. readily assuming different forms or characters; extremely variable.
  2. changeable in shape or form, as an amoeba.
  3. (of an actor or actress) versatile; able to play many kinds of roles.
  4. (cap.) of, pertaining to, or suggestive of Proteus.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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