# Commute definition

*for*or

*into*another; exchange; substitute.

An example of to commute is someone taking the bus from their house to their office.

An example of to commute is to reduce a one year jail sentence to time served.

**commutative**operation. Generally, any two operators H and G commute if their commutator is zero, i.e. HG − GH = 0.

A pair of matrices share the same set of eigenvectors if and only if they commute.

To commute tithes; to commute charges for fares.

She commuted each day to her office downtown by subway.

*a × b = b × a,*then

*a*commutes with

*b,*regardless of whether the operation indicated by × is commutative.

A 22-mile commute; an easy commute.