commute

[ kuh-myoot ]
/ kəˈmyut /

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

1400–50; 1885–90 for def 5; late Middle English < Latin commūtāre to change, replace, exchange, equivalent to com- com- + mūtāre to change

OTHER WORDS FROM commute

un·com·mut·ed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH commute

commute forgive pardon (see synonym study at pardon)
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British Dictionary definitions for commuted

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 commuted

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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