permutation group


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.

Nearby words

  1. permittee,
  2. permittivity,
  3. permonosulfuric acid,
  4. permutate,
  5. permutation,
  6. permute,
  7. pernambuco,
  8. pernancy,
  9. pernicious,
  10. pernicious anaemia

Origin of permutation group

First recorded in 1900–05 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019