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# permutation

PERMUTA'TION, n. [L. permutatio,permuto; per and muto, to change.]

1. In commerce, exchange of one thing for another; barter.

2. In the canon law, the exchange of one benefice for another.

3. In algebra, change or different combination of any number of quantities.

## Evolution (or devolution) of this word [permutation]

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PERMUTA'TION, n. [L. permutatio,permuto; per and muto, to change.]

1. In commerce, exchange of one thing for another; barter.

2. In the canon law, the exchange of one benefice for another.

3. In algebra, change or different combination of any number of quantities.

PER-MU-TA'TION, n. [L. permutatio, permuto; per and muto, to change.]

1. In commerce, exchange of one thing for another; barter. – Bacon.
2. In the canon law, the exchange of one benefice for another. – Encyc.
3. In algebra, change or different combination of any number of quantities. – Wallis.

Per`mu*ta"tion
1. The act of permuting; exchange of the thing for another; mutual transference; interchange.

The violent convulsions and permutations that have been made in property. Burke.

2. The arrangement of any determinate number of things, as units, objects, letters, etc., in all possible orders, one after the other; -- called also alternation. Cf. Combination, n., 4.

(b)
3. Barter; exchange.

Permutation lock, a lock in which the parts can be transposed or shifted, so as to require different arrangements of the tumblers on different occasions of unlocking.

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Permutation

PERMUTA'TION, noun [Latin permutatio, permuto; per and muto, to change.]

1. In commerce, exchange of one thing for another; barter.

2. In the canon law, the exchange of one benefice for another.

3. In algebra, change or different combination of any number of quantities.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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