commute

See also: commuté

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin commūtō

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commute (third-person singular simple present commutes, present participle commuting, simple past and past participle commuted)

  1. (intransitive) To regularly travel from one's home to one's workplace or school, or vice versa.
    I commute from Brooklyn to Manhattan by bicycle.
  2. (transitive, finance) To pay out the lump-sum present value of an annuity, instead of paying in instalments.
  3. (intransitive) To pay, or arrange to pay, in gross instead of part by part.
    to commute for a year's travel over a route
  4. (transitive, law, criminology) To reduce the sentence previously given for a criminal offense.
    His prison sentence was commuted to probation.
  5. (intransitive) To obtain or bargain for exemption or substitution; to effect a commutation.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Jeremy Taylor:
      He [] thinks it unlawful to commute, and that he is bound to pay his vow in kind.
  6. (intransitive, mathematics) To engage in a commutative operation.
    A pair of matrices share the same set of eigenvectors if and only if they commute.
  7. (algebra, category theory, of a diagram of morphisms) Such that any two sequences of morphisms with the same initial and final objects as one another will have the same value on any element in the initial object.
  8. To exchange; to put or substitute something else in place of, as a smaller penalty, obligation, or payment, for a greater, or a single thing for an aggregate.
    to commute tithes; to commute charges for fares
    • Macaulay
      The utmost that could be obtained was that her sentence should be commuted from burning to beheading.

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NounEdit

commute (plural commutes)

  1. A regular journey to or from a place of employment, such as work or school.
  2. The route, time or distance of that journey.

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commute

  1. first-person singular present indicative of commuter
  2. third-person singular present indicative of commuter
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of commuter
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of commuter
  5. second-person singular imperative of commuter
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