Definition of commutative adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

commutative

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈkɑmyəˌteɪt̮ɪv//
 
, NAmE//kəˈmyut̮ət̮ɪv//
 
(mathematics)
 
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(of a calculation) giving the same result whatever the order in which the quantities are shown
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