anticommutative

[ an-tee-kuh-myoo-tuh-tiv, -kom-yuh-tey-, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn ti kəˈmyu tə tɪv, -ˈkɒm yəˌteɪ-, ˌæn taɪ- /

adjective Mathematics.

(of a binary operation) having the property that one term operating on a second is equal to the negative of the second operating on the first, as ab = −ba.
(of two matrices) defined by an anticommutative operation.

Nearby words

  1. anticoagulants,
  2. anticodon,
  3. anticoincidence,
  4. anticolonial,
  5. anticolonialism,
  6. anticomplement,
  7. anticonvulsant,
  8. anticorona,
  9. anticorrosive,
  10. anticosti

Origin of anticommutative


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