transitive verb-·mut′ed, -·mut′ing
- Now Rare to make different; alter
- to rearrange the order or sequence of
Origin of permuteMiddle English permuten from Classical Latin permutare, to change thoroughly from per-, intensive + mutare, to change: see mutate
transitive verbper·mut·ed, per·mut·ing, per·mutes
- To change the order of.
- Mathematics To subject to permutation.
Origin of permuteMiddle English permuten from Old French permuter from Latin permūtāre per- per- mūtāre to change ; see mei-1 in Indo-European roots.