[ per-myoot ]
/ pərˈmyut /

verb (used with object), per·mut·ed, per·mut·ing.

to alter; change.
Mathematics. to subject to permutation.

Origin of permute

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin permūtāre to change throughout. See per-, mutate


per·mut·a·ble, adjectiveper·mut·a·bil·i·ty, per·mut·a·ble·ness, nounper·mut·a·bly, adverbper·mut·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for permutable

/ (pəˈmjuːt) /

verb (tr)

to change the sequence of
maths to subject to permutation

Derived forms of permute

permutable, adjectivepermutability or permutableness, nounpermutably, adverb

Word Origin for permute

C14: from Latin permūtāre, from per- + mūtāre to change, alter
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