noncommutative

adjective

non·​com·​mu·​ta·​tive ˌnän-kə-ˈmyü-tə-tiv How to pronounce noncommutative (audio)
-ˈkäm-yə-ˌtā-tiv
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.
noncommutativity noun

Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of noncommutative was in 1846

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“Noncommutative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noncommutative. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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