Definition of commutative in English:
1 Mathematics Involving the condition that a group of quantities connected by operators gives the same result whatever the order of the quantities involved, e.g. a × b = b × a.
- An operation is commutative if you can change the order of the numbers involved without changing the result.
- In the 1840s, the Irish mathematician William Hamilton found that multiplication was not commutative in all number systems.
- So, the addition and multiplication we are used to using are commutative.
Definition of commutative in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.