Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun permutation

4 senses of permutation

Sense 1
substitution, permutation, transposition, replacement, switch -- (an event in which one thing is substituted for another; "the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood")
       => variation, fluctuation -- (an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change)

Sense 2
permutation -- (the act of changing the arrangement of a given number of elements)
       => mathematical process, mathematical operation, operation -- ((mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods; "the problems at the end of the chapter demonstrated the mathematical processes involved in the derivation"; "they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic")

Sense 3
permutation -- (complete change in character or condition; "the permutations...taking place in the physical world"- Henry Miller)
       => transformation, translation -- (the act of changing in form or shape or appearance; "a photograph is a translation of a scene onto a two-dimensional surface")

Sense 4
permutation -- (act of changing the lineal order of objects in a group)
       => reordering -- (a rearrangement in a different order)

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