permutation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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permutationnoun

uk   /ˌpɜː.mjʊˈteɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌpɝː.mjuː-/
[C usually plural] formal any of the ​variousways in which a set of things can be ​ordered: There are 120 permutations of the ​numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5: for ​example, 1, 3, 2, 4, 5 or 5, 1, 4, 2, 3. He made 16 ​separateapplications for ​tickets using ​various permutations of his children's ​names. [C] one of several different ​forms: The ​company has had five different ​names in ​itsvarious permutations over the last few ​years.
(Definition of permutation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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permutationnoun [C]

 /ˌpɜr·mjuˈteɪ·ʃən/
mathematics any of the ​variousarrangements in which a set of ​objects can be ​organized
(Definition of permutation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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