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commute
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1  —as in:
commute from New Jersey
Definition regular travel between home and work
  • She has a long commute to work.
commute = regular travel between home and work
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The study shows that the time needed for average commute has increased again.
  • commute = regular travel between home and work
  • Audiobooks make the commute interesting.
  • commute = regular travel between home and work
  • I'll only be a twenty-minute train ride from your school, and I'll make the commute to see you every night.
    Stephanie Perkins  --  Anna and the French Kiss
  • commute = regular journey
  • At the time he wrote these words, he was holding down a full-time job, flipping Quarter Pounders at a McDonald's on the main drag, commuting to work on a bicycle.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • commuting = travelling
  • Dressed up in white flannels I went over to his lawn a little after seven, and wandered around rather ill at ease among swirls and eddies of people I didn't know — though here and there was a face I had noticed on the commuting train.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • commuting = taking people between home and work
  • It was nearly a two-hour commute,
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • commute = regular travel between home and work
  • To have teachers commute to the island or to have a large boat to transport the children to the mainland.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • commute = make a regular journey of some distance — typically between home and work
  • The practical thing was to find rooms in the city, but it was a warm season, and I had just left a country of wide lawns and friendly trees, so when a young man at the office suggested that we take a house together in a commuting town, it sounded like a great idea.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • commuting = of people who need to travel to work each day
  • My commutation ticket came back to me with a dark stain from his hand.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
commutation = from the trip

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2  —as in:
commute the sentence
Definition to exchange a penalty for one that is less severe
  • The governor commuted the death sentence to life imprisonment.
commuted = exchanged a penalty for one that is less severe
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The Justice Department strongly opposed the petition, but the President commuted the 12-year sentence—cutting it in half.
  • commuted = exchanged a penalty for one that is less severe
  • "He'll go to the chair," said Atticus, "unless the Governor commutes his sentence."
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • commutes = exchanges a punishment for a less severe punishment
  • She asked for commutation as an act of mercy.
  • commutation = to exchange a penalty for one that is less severe
  • He was initially sentenced to life imprisonment, but his sentence was commuted to twenty years in 1973, of which he served only ten.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • Colonel Aureliano Buendia, in spite of the violent recriminations of Ursula, refused to commute the sentence.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • But the doctor, a Captain Ono, asked the commanding officer if he would commute the sentence and give the man over to him, for purposes of instruction.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Dr. Samuel A. Mudd was imprisoned in Florida, but his sentence was commuted by President Johnson, partly for assistance during an outbreak of illness in the prison.
    James L. Swanson  --  Chasing Lincoln's Killer

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3  —as in:
commutative property of addition
Definition math:  the order in which two numbers are added or multiplied does not change their sum or product (2+3=3+2) and (4x7=7x4)
  • As in math, the commutative property works for this recipe. The order in which you add the ingredients doesn't matter.
commutative property = math:  the order in which two numbers are added or multiplied does not change their sum or product (2+3=3+2) and (4x7=7x4)
  • The commutative property for multiplication is a lot like that of addition.
commutative property = math:  the order in which two numbers are added or multiplied does not change their sum or product (2+3=3+2) and (4x7=7x4)

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