• WordNet 3.6
    • v commutate reverse the direction of (an alternating electric current) each half cycle so as to produce a unidirectional current
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: According to research, Los Angeles highways are so congested that the average commuter sits in traffic for 82 hours a year
    • commutate To change; commute; specifically, to change the direction of, as an electric or magnetic circuit, or part of a circuit.
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  • Elwyn Brooks White
    “Commuter -- one who spends his life in riding to and from his wife; And man who shaves and takes a train, and then rides back to shave again.”
  • Elwyn Brooks White
    “Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness; natives give it solidity and continuity; but the settlers give it passion.”


In literature:

He looked remarkably like a professor of mathematics who modestly pretended to be just another commuter.
"Talents, Incorporated" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The commutator was in its place and the wire terminals correctly attached.
"Lady Bountiful" by George A. Birmingham
A rim of fire encircled the commutators.
"The Man from the Bitter Roots" by Caroline Lockhart
If he made commutation proof in fourteen months, the minimum residence required, he must then make payment in full.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
The press, in commenting on the commutation, predicted that the culprit would not long escape the scaffold.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
This unjustifiable sentence was afterwards commuted into one of perpetual imprisonment in the Castle of St. Angelo.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
In the de Meritens machine the commutator is abolished.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
The sentence was, however, commuted to transportation for life.
"Old Times at Otterbourne" by Charlotte M. Yonge
This sentence was commuted to penal servitude for life.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
If, however, commutation tickets are purchased, the increase is 44%.
"The Cost of Living Among Wage-Earners" by National Industrial Conference Board

In poetry:

And then commutes the dire intent
To that of toil and banishment.
They hear their doom without a sigh
Or e'en a tear to dim the eye:
"Banishment Of Man From The Garden Of The Lord" by James Madison Bell
That turns the sweetest buds to flowers,
And chops and changes toys,
That breaks up dreams, and parts old friends,
And still commutes our joys—
"The Ape" by Charles Lamb

In news:

The navigation systems maker found average travel times are 29 percent longer during peak commute periods.
It actually ranked 4th, averaging 57 wasted hours last year per commuter.
Work is about ready to start on expanding a key section of the 101 Freeway near the Ventura-Santa Barbara County line which often gets jammed during key commute times.
Conveniently for them but not so conveniently for taxpayers and congestion weary commuters, the ARMA controls the 281 environmental study and controls the timeline for completion.
Communities around the USA are trying to ease gridlock with methods old and new as traffic congestion roars back after a period of relatively uncrowded rush-hour commutes.
But thanks to New York's commuter rail and subway lines, the city of 8.4 million boasts a faster commuting time than cities with a fraction of its population density (26,000 per square mile).
Expect I-5 congestion If you're driving south on I-5 this weekend, better add time to your commute.
Commuter thoroughfare carrying a heavy load.
The morning commute from Issaquah to Seattle via I-90 did not experience a period of congested conditions in 2009.
Northern Virginia commuters who have endured extra congestion at the Capital Beltway/Route 267 interchange during the big reconstruction project are about to get a break.
If you think the morning commute using the Craigie Drawbridge into Boston is bad now, just wait until November 6.
Have you ever entered your car feeling psyched—even if you're embarking on unpleasant errands or commuting to a crappy job.
Hill should go slow on commuter tax for D.C.
This presidential election year brings more of the usual chatter about DC rights, and Rep Darrell E Issa, California Republican, has added a new twist by raising the specter of a DC commuter tax.
If you're fed up with your long commute to work, you may want to consider a move to Great Falls, Montana.

In science:

Here one commutative dimension t and two non-commutative dimensions x1 and x2 are treated separately, so that only U (1)-like singular behavior is obtained.
Singular Gauge Transformation in Non-Commutative U(2) Gauge Theory
Since E = CA (E ), we only need to establish that g(a) commutes with a, i.e., that the commutator b = [a, g(a)] equals 0.
Group actions on central simple algebras: a geometric approach
Instead of the classical bilinear commutators or anti-commutators as for bosons and fermions, para-statistics is described by means of certain trilinear or triple relations.
A classification of generalized quantum statistics associated with classical Lie algebras
Conformal algebra is commutative if and only if it could be embedded into A[[z , z−1 ]] over a commutative algebra A [19, 25].
Simple associative conformal algebras of linear growth
Since the commutator is a priori in Diff 2 (X ), this means that we merely need to calculate its principal symbol, which in turn only depends on the principal symbols of the commutants.
Absence of super-exponentially decaying eigenfunctions on Riemannian manifolds with pinched negative curvature