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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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British Dictionary definitions for combinatorial

combinative

/ˈkɒmbɪˌneɪtɪv; -nətɪv/
adjective
1.
resulting from being, tending to be, or able to be joined or mixed together
2.
(linguistics) (of a sound change) occurring only in specific contexts or as a result of some other factor, such as change of stress within a word Compare isolative (sense 1)
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