commutate

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verb com·mu·tate \ˈkäm-yə-ˌtāt, -yü-\

Definition of commutate

commutated

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commutating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to reverse every other half cycle of (an alternating current) so as to form a unidirectional current

Origin and Etymology of commutate

back-formation from commutation


First Known Use: 1893

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