Definition of commute noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kəˈmjuːt//
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈmjuːt//
Train and bus travel
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the journey that a person makes when they commute to work a two-hour commute into downtown Washington I have only a short commute to work. Today most commutes are not suburb to city to suburb but from one suburb to another. See related entries: Train and bus travel Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘interchange (two things)’): from Latin commutare, from com- ‘altogether’ + mutare ‘to change’. Sense (1) originally meant to buy and use a commutation ticket, the US term for a season ticket (because the daily fare is commuted to a single payment).
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