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permute

[per-myoot] /pərˈmyut/
verb (used with object), permuted, permuting.
1.
to alter; change.
2.
Mathematics. to subject to permutation.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin permūtāre to change throughout. See per-, mutate
Related forms
permutable, adjective
permutability, permutableness, noun
permutably, adverb
permuter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for permutably

permute

/pəˈmjuːt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to change the sequence of
2.
(maths) to subject to permutation
Derived Forms
permutable, adjective
permutability, permutableness, noun
permutably, adverb
Word Origin
C14: from Latin permūtāre, from per- + mūtāre to change, alter
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Word Origin and History for permutably

permute

v.

late 14c., "to change one for another," from French permuter or directly from Latin permutare "to change thoroughly" (see permutation). Mathematical sense from 1878.

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