permutation

See also: Permutation

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English permutacioun, permutacyoun, from Old French permutacïon, promutatïon and Medieval Latin permūtātiōnem, accusative of permūtātiō.

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permutation (countable and uncountable, plural permutations)

  1. One of the ways something exists, or the ways a set of objects can be ordered.
    Which permutation for completing our agenda items makes the most sense?
  2. (mathematics) A one-to-one mapping from a finite set to itself.
    This permutation takes each element to the one following it, with the last mapped back to the first.
  3. (mathematics, combinatorics) An ordering of a finite set of distinct elements.
    There are six permutations of three elements, e.g. {abc, acb, bac, bca, cab, cba}.
  4. (music) A transformation of a set's prime form, by applying one or more of certain operations, specifically, transposition, inversion, and retrograde.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin permūtātiō, from permūtāre.

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permutation f (plural permutations)

  1. permutation

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permutation c

  1. (mathematics) permutation; one-to-one mapping of a finite set to itself
  2. (mathematics) permutation; an ordering of a finite set of distinct elements
  3. (law) a change of the bylaws or instructions of a foundation from those set out in a testament

DeclensionEdit

Declension of permutation 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative permutation permutationen permutationer permutationerna
Genitive permutations permutationens permutationers permutationernas

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