adjective. (of a binary operation) independent of order; as in e.g. "a x b = b x a".
Sentences with commutative
The associative property states that you can re-group numbers and you will get the same answer and the commutative property states that you can move numbers around and still arrive at the same answer.
2. Noun, singular or mass
After learning addition and subtraction within 20, teachers should focus on the relationship between addition and subtraction and the commutative and associative properties of addition.