One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Submit to a process of alteration, rearrangement, or permutation.‘we wish to permute the order of the bytes’
improve, make better, better, ameliorate, refine, mend, rectify, correct, rehabilitateView synonyms
- ‘Its null distribution is obtained by permuting the columns of the alignment and recalculating its value several times.’
- ‘Similarly, the vertical line of symmetry corresponds to permuting the last two columns, whose totals are both equal to 1.’
- ‘This procedure randomly permutes trait data and recalculates LRs across all genetic intervals.’
- ‘Then homogenize: randomly permute rows and columns within the subsets that have equal totals.’
- ‘To assess levels of significance, we permuted genotypes among populations 10,000 times.’
Late Middle English (also in the sense ‘interchange’): from Latin permutare ‘change completely’, from per- ‘through, completely’ + mutare ‘to change’.
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