commutative law

noun Logic.
a law asserting that the order in which certain logical operations are performed is indifferent.

1835–45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Main Entry:  commutative law
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  in mathematics, a law stating that the order of the terms or factors is irrelevant in combining or multiplying quantities in algebra or arithmetic
Example:  Commutative law says that changing the order does not change the result.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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