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commute

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/ k蓹藞myut /
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verb (used with object), com路mut路ed, com路mut路ing.
verb (used without object), com路mut路ed, com路mut路ing.
noun
a trip made by commuting: It's a long commute from his home to his office.
an act or instance of commuting.
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Origin of commute

First recorded in 1400鈥50, and in 1885鈥90 for def. 5; late Middle English, from Latin comm奴t膩re 鈥渢o change, replace, exchange,鈥 equivalent to com- 鈥渨ith, together鈥 (see com-) + m奴t膩re 鈥渢o change鈥

OTHER WORDS FROM commute

un路com路mut路ed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH commute

commute , forgive, pardon
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British Dictionary definitions for commute

commute
/ (k蓹藞mju藧t) /

verb
noun
a journey made by commuting

Derived forms of commute

commutable, adjectivecommutability or commutableness, noun

Word Origin for commute

C17: from Latin commut膩re to replace, from com- mutually + mut膩re to change
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Scientific definitions for commute

commute
[ k蓹-my艒艒t ]

To yield the same result regardless of order. For example, numbers commute under addition, which is a commutative operation. Generally, any two operators H and G commute if their commutator is zero, i.e. HG - GH = 0.
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