
Definition of Commutative
1. Adjective. (of a binary operation) independent of order; as in e.g.. "A x b = b x a"
Definition of Commutative
1. a. Relative to exchange; interchangeable; reciprocal.
Definition of Commutative
1. Adjective. (mathematics of a binary operation) Such that the order in which the operands are taken does not affect their image under the operation. ¹
2. Adjective. (algebra of an algebraic structure) Having a commutative operation. ¹
3. Adjective. (mathematics of a diagram of morphisms) Such that any two sequences of morphisms with the same initial and final positions compose to the same morphism. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Commutative
1. [adj]
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Literary usage of Commutative
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Projective Geometry by Oswald Veblen, John Wesley Young (1910)
"The commutative law for multiplication. With the aid of Assumption P we will ...
The operation of multiplication is commutative; ie ivc have Px  Py = Py ..."
2. Theory and Applications of Finite Groups by George Abram Miller, Hans Frederick Blichfeldt, Leonard Eugene Dickson (1916)
"the two substitutions ab  cd, ac  bd are commutative, but ab  cd is not
commutative with be. Two substitutions which have no letter in common are always ..."
3. A Manual of Quaternions by Charles Jasper Joly (1905)
"[CHAP. i. in which they are added, or the addition of two vectors is a commutative
operation.* ART. 3. The sum obtained by adding any vector CD f to the sum ..."
4. The Foundations of Geometry by David Hilbert (1902)
"For a nonarchimedean number system, the commutative law of multiplication is
not a necessary consequence of the remaining laws of operation; that is to say ..."
5. Lectures on the Moral Government of God by Nathaniel William Taylor (1859)
"Justice commonly classified as commutative, distributive, and general. ...
By commutative justice they mean a disposition to fulfill contracts. ..."
6. An Elementary Treatise on the Differential Calculus Founded on the Method of by William Woolsey Johnson (1904)
"The result arrived at above may be expressed thus: the operations of taking the
derivative with respect to two independent variables are commutative; ..."
7. Aquinas Ethicus: Or, The Moral Teaching of St. Thomas. A Translation of the by Thomas, Joseph Rickaby (1896)
"ARTICLE I.—7s restitution an act of commutative justice ? R. To restore is nothing
else than to reestablish a man in the possession or ownership of that ..."
8. Elements of Quaternions by Arthur Sherburne Hardy (1895)
"It follows directly from the definition of multiplication, as applied to rectangular
unit vectors, that the commutative property of algebraic factors does ..."