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permutate

[pur-myoo-teyt, per-myoo-teyt] /ˈpɜr myʊˌteɪt, pərˈmyu teɪt/
verb (used with object), permutated, permutating.
1.
to cause (something) to undergo permutation.
2.
to arrange (items) in a different sequence.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin permūtātus, past participle of permūtāre to permute; see -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for per mutate

permutate

/ˈpɜːmjʊˌteɪt/
verb
1.
to alter the sequence or arrangement (of); treat by permutation endlessly permutating three basic designs
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Word Origin and History for per mutate

permutate

v.

1898 in modern use, "change the order of," from Latin permutatus, past participle of permutare (see permutation). "Probably regarded by those who use it as a back-formation from permutation" [OED]. Related: Permutated; permutating.

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