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 (kŏm′bə-nə-tôr′ē-əl, kəm-bī′nə-)
1. Relating to or involving combinations.
2. Relating to the arrangement and counting of mathematical elements in sets.

com′bi·na·to′ri·al·ly adv.


(kəmˌbaɪ nəˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-, ˌkɒm bə-)

1. of, pertaining to, or involving the combination of elements, as in phonetics or music.
2. of or pertaining to the enumeration of the number of ways of doing or arranging something in a specific way.
3. of or pertaining to mathematical combinations.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.combinatorial - relating to or involving combinations
integrative - combining and coordinating diverse elements into a whole
2.combinatorial - relating to the combination and arrangement of elements in sets
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
combinative, combinatory - marked by or relating to or resulting from combination


Of, relating to, or tending to produce combination:
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