[pur-myoo-teyt, per-myoo-teyt] /ˈpɜr myʊˌteɪt, pərˈmyu teɪt/
verb (used with object), permutated, permutating.
to cause (something) to undergo permutation.
to arrange (items) in a different sequence.
to alter the sequence or arrangement (of); treat by permutation: endlessly permutating three basic designs
1898 in modern use, “change the order of,” from Latin permutatus, past participle of permutare (see permutation). “Probably regarded by those who use it as a back-formation from permutation” [OED]. Related: Permutated; permutating.
[pur-myoo-tey-shuh n] /ˌpɜr myʊˈteɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of permuting or permutating; alteration; transformation. 2. Mathematics. /ˌpɜːmjʊˈteɪʃən/ noun 1. (maths) 2. a combination of items made by reordering 3. an alteration; transformation 4. a fixed combination for selections of results on football pools Usually shortened to perm n. mid-14c., from Old French permutacion “change, […]
noun 1. 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.
[pur-kee] /ˈpɜr ki/ adjective, perkier, perkiest. 1. jaunty; cheerful; brisk; pert. /ˈpɜːkɪ/ adjective perkier, perkiest 1. jaunty; lively 2. confident; spirited adj. 1820, from perk (v.) + -y (2). Of young women’s breasts since at least 1937. Related: Perkily; perkiness. adjective Energetic and jaunty; lively; chipper (1855+)
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