commutative

[ kuh-myoo-tuh-tiv, kom-yuh-tey-tiv ]SEE DEFINITION OF commutative
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“Simple” practice involves an application of the commutative law.

Negative Numbers may be regarded as resulting from the commutative law for addition and subtraction.

This is included in the preceding, but it is simpler in that the various operations are commutative.

Often the meaning of a sentence tacitly implies that the commutative law does not hold.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, from Medieval Latin commutativus, from Latin commutat-, past participle stem of commutare (see commute (v.)).

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