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combinatorial

[kuh m-bahy-nuh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-, kom-buh-] /kəmˌbaɪ nəˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-, ˌkɒm bə-/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or involving the combination of elements, as in phonetics or music.
2.
of or relating to the enumeration of the number of ways of doing some specific task or of arranging items in a specific configuration.
3.
Mathematics. of or relating to combination, or the modes, properties, etc., of combinations.
Origin of combinatorial
1810-1820
1810-20; combinatory + -al1
Related forms
combinatorially, adverb
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