Meaning of PERMUTATION in English


■ noun each of several possible ways in which a set or number of things can be ordered or arranged.

↘ Mathematics the action of changing the arrangement of a set of items.

↘ Brit. a selection of a specified number of matches in a football pool.


~al adjective


ME (in the sense 'exchange, barter'): via OFr. from L. permutatio(n-) , from permutare (see permute ).

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