Meaning of PERMUTATION in English



Pronunciation: ˌ p ə r-myü- ' t ā -sh ə n

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English permutacioun exchange, transformation, from Anglo-French, from Latin permutation-, permutatio, from permutare

Date: 14th century

1 : often major or fundamental change (as in character or condition) based primarily on rearrangement of existent elements <the system has gone through several permutation s > also : a form or variety resulting from such change <technology available in various permutation s >

2 a : the act or process of changing the lineal order of an ordered set of objects b : an ordered arrangement of a set of objects

– per · mu · ta · tion · al \ -shn ə l, -sh ə -n ə l \ adjective

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