Definition of permute
: to change the order or arrangement of; especially : to arrange in all possible ways
permutableplay \-ˈmyü-tə-bəl\ adjective
Origin and Etymology of permute
Middle English, to exchange, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French permuter, from Latin permutare, from per- + mutare to change — more at mutable
First Known Use: 1878
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