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Definition of "permute" []

  • To change the order of. (verb-transitive)
  • Mathematics To subject to permutation. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "permute" in a sentence
  • "The reason we sorted each value returned by the "permute" subroutine was so that each value would be in order."
  • ""permute" subroutine actually contains multiple scalar pseudo-lists."
  • "For all its spectacular qualities, the installation steers the viewer to pace himself, to reflect on the concept of number, as the broad spacing of the lamps compels one to swivel to see how combinations of one, two and three elements permute and progress within each room — whether these fluorescent tubes are fixed along the walls at their centers or their corners."