Usage examples for permutation

  1. This indicates the distinction between the permutation of letters and the transition of letters. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  2. Feelings were very deeply stirred, and people voted anti- dog or pro- dog, or pro- two- dogs, or pro or anti every possible combination and permutation of dogs. – A Prisoner in Turkey by John Still
  3. But let none shift the burden on his shoulder At his arbitrament, without the turning Both of the white and of the yellow key; And every permutation deem as foolish, If in the substitute the thing relinquished, As the four is in six, be not contained. – Divine-Comedy-Longfellow-s-Translation-Complete by Dante Alighieri
  4. He says that every possible permutation of the four bells must be rung once, and once only. – Amusements in Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney
  5. The termination of the masculine is i, of the neuter u, and, as I have already observed, a permutation of the semi- vowels l and r takes place, the letter becoming l in the masculine, r in the neuter. – The Arawack Language of Guiana in its Linguistic and Ethnological Relations by Daniel G. Brinton
  6. Germany, in other words, is somewhat in arrears, as compared with those Europeans that have gone farthest along this course of institutional growth, or perhaps rather institutional permutation. – An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation by Thorstein Veblen
  7. When you have what seems a good situation, don't rush into another at your earliest opportunity, but instead study it till you know every permutation and combination it holds emotionally for every one involved, both because the situation affects every character, and because every character may affect all the others. – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
  8. The whole section has been written in illustration of the meaning of the word permutation, rather than for any specific object in grammar. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  9. Meantime, as life wears on, it proves a game of permutation and combination of all possible positions of the parties, to employ all the resources of each, and acquaint each with the weakness of the other.... – Emerson and Other Essays by John Jay Chapman
  10. I was, however, perfectly fascinated with the mathematical rules of " combination, permutation, and variation," but unhappily I could not give much time to their study, which I have regretted ever since. – Autobiography of Friedrich Froebel by Friedrich Froebel
  11. There seems to be no good reason, however, why the term 'conversion by negation' should be thus restricted in its meaning; instead of being extended to the combination of permutation with conversion, no matter in what order the two processes may be performed. – Deductive Logic by St. George Stock
  12. Free is it here from every permutation; What from itself heaven in itself receiveth Can be of this the cause, and naught beside; Because that neither rain, nor hail, nor snow, Nor dew, nor hoar- frost any higher falls Than the short, little stairway of three steps. – Divine-Comedy-Longfellow-s-Translation-Complete by Dante Alighieri
  13. There remained the possibility that the numerals belonged to some other safe, though I did not think so: those two odd crenellated figures could have nothing in common with any permutation- lock. – The Paternoster Ruby by Charles Edmonds Walk
  14. On the wall by the door hung a framed tariff, on which poached eggs in every permutation of number and combination of additional delicacies figured most prominently. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  15. In Donamon the first n stands for a process which resolves itself into permutation followed by simple conversion, the second for one which resolves itself into simple conversion followed by permutation, according to the extended meaning which we have given to the term 'conversion by negation. – Deductive Logic by St. George Stock
  16. The following are instances of the permutation of letters. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham