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Commute, commutation or commutative may refer to:

  • Commuting, the process of travelling between a place of residence and a place of work
  • Commutative property, a property of a mathematical operation whose result is insensitive to the order of its arguments
  • Commutation of sentence, a reduction in severity of punishment
  • Commutation (neurophysiology), how certain neural circuits in the brain exhibit noncommutativity
  • Commutation, a synonym for switching in computer networking and telecommunications
  • Commutation, the action of applying currents or voltages to the proper electrical motor phases so as to produce optimum motor torque at a motor's shaft. See Commutator (electric).
  • Commutation, where a member of a pension scheme gives up part or their entire pension in exchange for an immediate lump sum payment. It is also known as a cash option