permute


per·mute

transitive verb \pər-ˈmyüt\
per·mut·edper·mut·ing

Definition of PERMUTE

:  to change the order or arrangement of; especially :  to arrange in all possible ways
per·mut·able \-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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