a mathematical group whose elements are permutations and in which the product of two permutations is the same permutation as is obtained by performing them in succession.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Origin of permutation group
First recorded in 1900–05
Words nearby permutation group
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