# permute

[per-myoot]

- to alter; change.
- Mathematics. to subject to permutation.

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## Origin of permute^{}

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## Examples from the Web for permutable

### Historical Examples

#### A group whose operations are all permutable with each other is called an Abelian group.

#### Any two translations are permutable with each other, and give when combined another translation.

#### An operation which is permutable with every operation of the group is called a self-conjugate operation.

#### Permutable, per-mū′ta-bl, adj. that may be changed one for another.

# permute

- to change the sequence of
- maths to subject to permutation

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## Word Origin

C14: from Latin permūtāre, from per- + mūtāre to change, alter

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## Word Origin and History for permutable

# permute

### v.

late 14c., "to change one for another," from French permuter or directly from Latin permutare "to change thoroughly" (see permutation). Mathematical sense from 1878.

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