# commutative law

commutative law
noun
: a law applicable to certain mathematical operations: the order of the elements involved is immaterial

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Logic.
a law asserting that the order in which certain logical operations are performed is indifferent.
[1835-45]

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commutative law,
Mathematics. a law stating that the order in which two numbers are added or multiplied is immaterial to the sum or product. Examples: 2 + 3 will give the same sum as 3 + 2; 2 × 3 gives the same product as 3 × 2.

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