permute

verb
per·​mute | \ pər-ˈmyüt How to pronounce permute (audio) \
permuted; permuting

Definition of permute

transitive verb

: to change the order or arrangement of especially : to arrange in all possible ways

Other Words from permute

permutable \ pər-​ˈmyü-​tə-​bəl How to pronounce permutable (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of permute

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for permute

Middle English, to exchange, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French permuter, from Latin permutare, from per- + mutare to change — more at mutable

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“Permute.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/permute. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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