Meaning of PERMUTATION in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌpər-myü-ˈtā-shən ]


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


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 -shnəl, -shə-n ə l adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.