Definition of Commutation

1. Noun. The travel of a commuter.

Exact synonyms: Commuting
Generic synonyms: Travel, Traveling, Travelling
Derivative terms: Commute, Commute

2. Noun. A warrant substituting a lesser punishment for a greater one.
Generic synonyms: Warrant
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Commute, Commute

3. Noun. (law) the reduction in severity of a punishment imposed by law.
Exact synonyms: Re-sentencing
Generic synonyms: Clemency, Mercifulness, Mercy
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Commute

4. Noun. The act of putting one thing or person in the place of another:. "He sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help"
Exact synonyms: Exchange, Substitution
Generic synonyms: Change
Specialized synonyms: Replacement, Replacing, Subrogation, Ablactation, Weaning
Derivative terms: Commute, Commute, Exchange, Exchange, Substitute

Definition of Commutation

1. n. A passing from one state to another; change; alteration; mutation.

Definition of Commutation

1. Noun. (obsolete) A passing from one state to another; change; alteration; mutation. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) The act of giving one thing for another; barter; exchange. ¹

3. Noun. (context: formal or archaic) Substitution of one thing for another; interchange. ¹

4. Noun. Specifically, the substitution of one kind of payment for another, especially a switch to monetary payment from obligations of labour. ¹

5. Noun. (legal) The change to a lesser penalty or punishment by the State ¹

6. Noun. (linguistics) Substitution, as a means of discriminating between phonemes. ¹

7. Noun. (electronics) The reversal of an electric current. ¹

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Definition of Commutation

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Commutation

commutation (current term)
commutation ticket
commutative algebra
commutative group
commutative justice
commutator length
commutator lengths
commutator subgroup

Literary usage of Commutation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1911)
"By AIEE A THEORY OF commutation AND ITS APPLICATION TO INTERPOLE MACHINES BY BG LAMME In the usual theory of commutation it is considered that, ..."

2. Experimental Electrical Engineering and Manual for Electrical Testing for by Vladimir Karapetoff (1922)
"The degree of departure from this law is one of the criteria of commutation, showing the effect of inductance, external fields, and other disturbing factors ..."

3. Transactions by European Orthodontic Society, Lina Oswald, Northern Ohio Dental Society, Ossory Archaeological Society, Wentworth Historical Society, Society of Automobile Engineers (1911)
"1319-2404 Development of theory of commutation with method of calculation based on ... Analysis of various fluxes and their effect on commutation. ..."

4. An Introduction to English Economic History and Theory by William James Ashley (1888)
"In all the cases previously noticed the commutation of labour-dues for money had been accompanied by a rise from servile to free tenure. ..."

5. Theoretical Elements of Electrical Engineering by Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1909)
"V. commutation. In the commutator motor, the current in each armature coil or turn reverses during its passage under the brush. In the armature coil, ..."

6. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1918)
"It by no means follows, however, that a carrier, under § 22, may exercise the same scope and freedom of action with respect to commutation tickets. ..."

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