noncommutative

adjective
non·​com·​mu·​ta·​tive | \ ˌnän-kə-ˈmyü-tə-tiv How to pronounce noncommutative (audio) , -ˈkäm-yə-ˌtā-tiv \

Definition of noncommutative

mathematics
: of, relating to, having, or being the property that a given mathematical operation and set have when the result obtained using any two elements of the set with the operation differs with the order in which the elements are used : not commutative Subtraction is a noncommutative operation.

Other Words from noncommutative

noncommutativity \ ˌnän-​kə-​ˌmyü-​tə-​ˈti-​və-​tē How to pronounce noncommutative (audio) , -​ˌkäm-​yə-​tə-​ \ noun

First Known Use of noncommutative

1846, in the meaning defined above

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“Noncommutative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noncommutative. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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