odd permutation

noun Mathematics.

a permutation of a set of n elements, x1, x2, …, xn, which permutes the product of all differences of the form (xixj), where i is less than j, into the negative of the product.

Nearby words

  1. odd fellow,
  2. odd jobs,
  3. odd lot,
  4. odd man out,
  5. odd or even,
  6. odd trick,
  7. odd-even check,
  8. odd-job,
  9. odd-jobman,
  10. odd-lotter

Origin of odd permutation

First recorded in 1925–30

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