from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to, involving, or characterized by substitution, interchange, or exchange.
- adj. Independent of order. Used of a logical or mathematical operation that combines objects or sets of objects two at a time. If a × b = b × a, the operation indicated by × is commutative.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Such that the order in which the operands are taken does not affect their image under the operation.
- adj. Having a commutative operation.
- adj. Such that any two sequences of morphisms with the same initial and final positions compose to the same morphism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Relative to exchange; interchangeable; reciprocal.
- adj. having the property of commutativity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to exchange; interchangeable; mutual: as, commutative justice (that is, justice which is mutually done and received).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of a binary operation) independent of order; as in e.g.
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