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noun, Logic.
a law asserting that the order in which certain logical operations are performed is indifferent.

in mathematics, a law stating that the order of the terms or factors is irrelevant in combining or multiplying quantities in algebra or arithmetic

Commutative law says that changing the order does not change the result.


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