Definition of permute in English:

permute

Line breaks: per|mute
Pronunciation: /pəˈmjuːt
 
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verb

[with object] technical
  • Submit to a process of alteration, rearrangement, or permutation: we wish to permute the order of the bytes
    More example sentences
    • Then homogenize: randomly permute rows and columns within the subsets that have equal totals.
    • Similarly, the vertical line of symmetry corresponds to permuting the last two columns, whose totals are both equal to 1.
    • To assess levels of significance, we permuted genotypes among populations 10,000 times.

Origin

late Middle English (also in the sense 'interchange'): from Latin permutare 'change completely', from per- 'through, completely' + mutare 'to change'.

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