commutativity

noun

com·​mu·​ta·​tiv·​i·​ty kə-ˌmyü-tə-ˈti-və-tē How to pronounce commutativity (audio)
ˌkäm-yə-tə-
: the property of being commutative
the commutativity of a mathematical operation

Examples of commutativity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even more subtle considerations about commutativity define different braids. Eugenia Cheng, WSJ, 30 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of commutativity was in 1929

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“Commutativity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/commutativity. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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