Commutation Definition

kŏmyə-tāshən
commutations
noun
commutations
An exchange; substitution.
Webster's New World
The substitution of one kind of payment for another.
Webster's New World
The payment made.
Webster's New World
The travel of a commuter.
American Heritage
The act of traveling as a commuter, esp. by using a commutation ticket.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Commutation

Noun

Singular:
commutation
Plural:
commutations

Origin of Commutation

  • Middle English commutacioun from Latin commūtātiō commūtātiōn- from commūtātus past participle of commūtāre to alter, exchange commute

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French commutation, from Latin commūtātiōnem, accusative singular of commūtātiō.

    From Wiktionary

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