permute

verb
per·mute | \pər-ˈmyüt \
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 \ 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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