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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.
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(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
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(ˈkɒm bəˌneɪ tɪv, kəmˈbaɪ nə-)

1. tending or serving to combine.
2. pertaining to or resulting from combination.
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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
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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.
A dynamic capabilities-based framework of organizational sensemaking through combinative capabilities towards exploratory and exploitative product innovation in turbulent environments.
It turns out that the inner limits of the word (the so-called morphemic seams) are mobile, dynamic and that any increase in the scale of consideration opens up new secrets: auxiliary inventory in the form of prefixes, suffixes and connecting elements, one that today can not be used independently, but only is a combinative part of the basic unit, which in the distant (or perhaps not so distant) past was full-valued, full-fledged, independent word (Dombrovan 2013: 302).
The discrete events methods analyses (automats, Petri net) have their contribution in this field but the use of accessibility graph is quickly confronted to the problem of combinative explosion [4].
To this end, an extension of CODAS (Combinative Distance-based Assessment) method with Interval-Valued Intuitionistic Fuzzy Sets (IVIF) is designed and the CODAS-IVIF procedure is provided.
Combining with Zhang's research [16] and Terzaghi loose earth theory [17], a practical calculating method for the pipe jacking force is presented based on the pipe-soil and pipe-slurry-soil combinative contact model (Figure 8).
Yannacopoulos et al., "On the effect of subjective, objective and combinative weighting in multiple criteria decision making: A case study on impact optimization of composites," Expert Systems with Applications, vol.
For the combinative elution, elution was achieved using the following conditions: 0-3 min, 9% solvent A; 3-13 min, 9-12% solvent A; 13-15 min, 12-20% solvent A; 15-25 min, 20-30% solvent A; 25-30 min, 30-51% solvent A; 30-50 min, 51% solvent A (total run time 50 min).
In this paper, an efficient method using HSCCC combinative with DPPH-HPLC assay was successfully developed for rapid screening and preparative isolation of antioxidants from ethyl acetate fraction of A.
Figures 1(c) and 1(d) show that, under different storage conditions, the extension of storage time for all fresh wet noodles gradually decreased the relaxation time [T.sub.22] of the intermediate state water, and the water transformed from the combinative state to the intermediate state, for an overall decrease of total water content.