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permute

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verb per·mute \pər-ˈmyüt\

Definition of permute

per·mut·edper·mut·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to change the order or arrangement of; especially :  to arrange in all possible ways

per·mut·able play \-ˈmyü-tə-bəl\ adjective


Origin of permute

Middle English, to exchange, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French permuter, from Latin permutare, from per- + mutare to change — more at mutable


First Known Use: 1878


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