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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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Primitive man was a combinative beast, and because of it he rose to primacy over all the animals.
Furthermore, as optimum combustion process results from the combinative effect of various design parameters, this work also aims to give information on the combustion system development as a whole by thoroughly examining the interaction among gas injection, charge motion, and combustion chamber shape at different engine speeds and loads.
Coevolution of firm absorptive capacity and knowledge environment: organizational forms and combinative capabilities.
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6) Deng (7) identifies three components of this absorptive capacity: the capacity to understand the strategic assets acquired; combinative capabilities to assimilate and integrate these assets; and the capacity to transform and apply them for advantage in the market.
The combinative possibilities were infinite--and sometimes one inscription afforded multiple solutions.
Efficiency attack remains high, both on account of combinative organization and by force of hitting the ball.
Knowledge of firm, Combinative capability and the replication of technology.
Targeting the mammalian target of rapamycin pathway in osteosarcoma using combinative chemotherapy.