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 Dictionary entry overview: What does commutative mean? 

COMMUTATIVE (adjective)
  The adjective COMMUTATIVE has 1 sense:

1. (of a binary operation) independent of order; as in e.g.

  Familiarity information: COMMUTATIVE used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

COMMUTATIVE (adjective)

Sense 1commutative [BACK TO TOP]


(of a binary operation) independent of order; as in e.g.

Context example:

a x b = b x a


independent (free from external control and constraint)

Domain category:

math; mathematics; maths (a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement)

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