[kom-yuh-tey-shuh n] /ˌkɒm yəˈteɪ ʃən/
the act of substituting one thing for another; substitution; exchange.
the changing of a prison sentence or other penalty to another less severe.
the act of , as to and from a place of work.
the substitution of one kind of payment for another.
Electricity. the act or process of .
Also called commutation test. Linguistics. the technique, especially in phonological analysis, of substituting one linguistic item for another while keeping the surrounding elements constant, used as a means of determining the constituent units in a sequence and their contrasts with other units.
a substitution or exchange
the reduction in severity of a penalty imposed by law
the process of commutating an electric current
(US) the travelling done by a commuter
mid-15c., from Old French commutacion “change, transformation, exchange, barter” (13c., Modern French commutation), from Latin commutationem (nominative commutatio) “a change, alteration,” noun of action from past participle stem of commutare “to change, alter entirely” (see commute (v.)).
noun 1. a ticket issued at a reduced rate, as by a railroad or bus company, entitling the holder to travel over a given route a fixed number of times or during a specified period. noun 1. a US name for season ticket
[kuh-myoo-tuh-tiv, kom-yuh-tey-tiv] /kəˈmyu tə tɪv, ˈkɒm yəˌteɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. of or relating to commutation, exchange, substitution, or interchange. 2. Mathematics. /kəˈmjuːtətɪv; ˈkɒmjʊˌteɪtɪv/ adjective 1. relating to or involving substitution 2. (maths, logic) adj. 1530s, from Medieval Latin commutativus, from Latin commutat-, past participle stem of commutare (see commute (v.)). commutative (kə-my’tə-tĭv, kŏm’yə-tā’tĭv) Of or […]
- Commutative group
commutative group A mathematical group in which the result of multiplying one member by another is independent of the order of multiplication. Also called abelian group.
noun, Logic. 1. a law asserting that the order in which certain logical operations are performed is indifferent. noun in mathematics, a law stating that the order of the terms or factors is irrelevant in combining or multiplying quantities in algebra or arithmetic Examples Commutative law says that changing the order does not change the […]