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tr.v. per·mut·ed, per·mut·ing, per·mutes
1. To change the order of.
2. Mathematics To subject to permutation.
[Middle English permuten, from Old French permuter, from Latin permūtāre : per-, per- + mūtāre, to change; see mei- in Indo-European roots.]
1. to change the sequence of
2. (Mathematics) maths to subject to permutation
[C14: from Latin permūtāre, from per- + mūtāre to change, alter]
perˌmutaˈbility, perˈmutableness n
v.t. -mut•ed, -mut•ing.
1. to alter; change.
2. Math. to subject to permutation.
per•mut`a•bil′i•ty, per•mut′a•ble•ness, n.
Past participle: permuted
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|Verb||1.||permute - change the order or arrangement of; "Dyslexics often transpose letters in a word"|
change by reversal, reverse, turn - change to the contrary; "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"