Commuted vs Commutable - What's the difference?

commuted | commutable |

As a verb commuted

is (commute).

As an adjective commutable is

capable of being commuted.




  • (commute)

  • commute



  • To regularly travel from one's home to one's workplace or school, or vice versa .
  • I commute from Brooklyn to Manhattan by bicycle.
  • (finance) To pay out the lumpsum present value of an annuity, instead of paying in instalments.
  • To pay, or arrange to pay, in gross instead of part by part.
  • to commute for a year's travel over a route
  • (transitive, legal, criminology) To reduce the sentence previously given for a criminal offense.
  • His prison sentence was commuted to probation.
  • To obtain or bargain for exemption or substitution; to effect a commutation.
  • * (rfdate) Jeremy Taylor:
  • He thinks it unlawful to commute , and that he is bound to pay his vow in kind.
  • To exchange; to put or substitute something else in place of, as a smaller penalty, obligation, or payment, for a greater, or a single thing for an aggregate.
  • to commute''' tithes; to '''commute charges for fares
  • * Macaulay
  • The utmost that could be obtained was that her sentence should be commuted from burning to beheading.
  • (mathematics) Of an operation, to be commutative, i.e. to have the property that changing the order of the operands does not change the result.
  • A pair of matrices share the same set of eigenvectors if and only if they commute .

    Derived terms

    * commuter * commuting


    (en noun)
  • A regular journey to or from a place of employment, such as work or school.
  • The route, time or distance of that journey.
  • commutable



    (en adjective)
  • Capable of being commuted.