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 (kŏm′bə-nā′tĭv, kəm-bī′nə-tĭv)
1. Relating to or resulting from combination.
2. Tending, serving, or able to combine.


(ˈkɒmbɪˌneɪtɪv; -nətɪv) ,




1. resulting from being, tending to be, or able to be joined or mixed together
2. (Linguistics) 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 isolative1


(ˈkɒm bəˌneɪ tɪv, kəmˈbaɪ nə-)

1. tending or serving to combine.
2. pertaining to or resulting from combination.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.combinative - marked by or relating to or resulting from combination
integrative - combining and coordinating diverse elements into a whole
noncombinative - not involving combination
2.combinative - relating to or involving combinations
integrative - combining and coordinating diverse elements into a whole


Of, relating to, or tending to produce combination:
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