Commutative Com*mut"a*tive, a. [CF. F. commutatif.] 1. Relative to exchange; interchangeable; reciprocal. -- {Com*mut"a*tive"ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

Rich traders, from their success, are presumed . . . to have cultivated an habitual regard to commutative justice. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

2. (Math.) having the property of {commutativity}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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