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uk   /ɪˈnev.ɪ.tə.bəl/  us   /ˌɪnˈev.ə.t̬ə.bəl/
C1 certain to ​happen and ​unable to be ​avoided or ​prevented: The ​accident was the inevitable ​consequence/​result/​outcome of ​carelessness.
the inevitable
something that is ​certain to ​happen and cannot be ​prevented: Eventually the inevitable ​happened and he had a ​heartattack.

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noun [U] uk   /ɪˌnev.ɪ.təˈbɪl.ə.ti/  us   /ˌɪnˌev.ə.t̬əˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/
the inevitability of ​change
(Definition of inevitable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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inevitableadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ɪˈnev·ɪ·t̬ə·bəl/
certain to ​happen: Accidents are the inevitable ​result of ​carelessness.
noun [U]  /ɪˌnev·ɪ·t̬əˈbɪl·ɪ·t̬i/
the inevitability of ​change
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ɪˈnev·ɪ·t̬ə·bli/
He inevitably ​ordersicedtea with his ​lunch.
(Definition of inevitable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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