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commute

[ kuh-myoot ]
/ kəˈmyut /
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verb (used with object), com·mut·ed, com·mut·ing.

verb (used without object), com·mut·ed, com·mut·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 1400–50, and in 1885–90 for def. 5; late Middle English, from Latin commūtāre “to change, replace, exchange,” equivalent to com- “with, together” (see com-) + mūtāre “to change”

OTHER WORDS FROM commute

un·com·mut·ed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH commute

commute , forgive, pardon
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British Dictionary definitions for commute

commute
/ (kəˈmjuːt) /

verb

noun

a journey made by commuting

Derived forms of commute

commutable, adjectivecommutability or commutableness, noun

Word Origin for commute

C17: from Latin commutāre to replace, from com- mutually + mutāre to change
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Scientific definitions for commute

commute
[ kə-myōōt ]

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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