# Commutative

[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 relating to binary operations for which changing the order of the inputs does not change the result of the operation. For example, addition is commutative, since a + b = b + a for any two numbers a and b, while subtraction is not commutative, since a – b ` a – b unless both a and b are zero. See also associative, distributive.

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