[kuhm-bahy-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]

1640–50; combinat(ion) + -ory1 Unabridged
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combinative, combinatorial or combinatory (ˈkɒmbɪˌneɪtɪv, -nətɪv, ˌkɒmbɪnəˈtɔːrɪəl, ˈkɒmbɪnətərɪ, -trɪ)
1.  resulting from being, tending to be, or able to be joined or mixed together
2.  linguistics Compare isolative (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
combinatorial, combinatorial or combinatory
combinatory, combinatorial or combinatory

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It devises new combinatory models and strategies, changes its inner culture, and renovates its external mission.
These problems focus on whether particular fragments of combinatory logic satisfy the weak or strong fixed point properties.
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