Meaning of COMMUTATIVE in English


ˈkämyəˌtād.iv, kəˈmyüd.əd.iv adjective

Etymology: Medieval Latin commutativus, from Latin commutatus (past participle of commutare to exchange) + -ivus -ive — more at commute

1. : of or relating to commutation : effecting or showing commutation

a commutative fine

commutative payment plans

2. of a mathematical or logical operation : consisting of a step or sequence of steps in which the final result is independent of the order of the elements or steps

commutative multiplication

commutative addition

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