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**"Commutative"**Relative to exchange; interchangeable; reciprocal.

an operation * is commutative if a * b = b * a. Addition and multiplication are commutative where 2 + 3 = 3 + 2 and 2 × 3 = 3 × 2. Subtraction and division are not commutative.

of a binary operation; independent of order; as in e.g. "a x b = b x a"

**Keywords:**property

having the property of commutativity.