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commutative law

noun, Logic.
1.
a law asserting that the order in which certain logical operations are performed is indifferent.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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  • Products are sorted into a canonical order using the commutative law.
Contemporary definitions for commutative law
noun

in mathematics, a law stating that the order of the terms or factors is irrelevant in combining or multiplying quantities in algebra or arithmetic

Examples

Commutative law says that changing the order does not change the result.

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