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permute

[ per-myoot ]

verb (used with object)

, per·mut·ed, per·mut·ing.
  1. to alter; change.
  2. Mathematics. to subject to permutation.


permute

/ pəˈmjuːt /

verb

  1. to change the sequence of
  2. maths to subject to permutation


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Derived Forms

  • perˌmutaˈbility, noun
  • perˈmutable, adjective
  • perˈmutably, adverb
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Other Words From

  • per·muta·ble adjective
  • per·muta·bili·ty per·muta·ble·ness noun
  • per·muta·bly adverb
  • per·muter noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of permute1

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

Origin of permute1

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

You were then asked how many ways you could permute the distinct values p, q and r inside the function f without changing its value.

When mechanisms evolve that suppress the potential for disruptive within-group selection, then between-group selection becomes the dominant evolutionary force and the group permutes into a superorganism.

As if Margulis’s proposal for nucleated cells was not radical enough, the concept of groups permuting into organisms was generalized by two theoretical biologists, John Maynard Smith and Eors Szathmary in the 1990s.

En latin, cette lettre so permute frquemment avec le d: attulit pour adtulit.

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