[kom-buh-ney-tiv, kuh m-bahy-nuh-]
Related formsnon·com·bi·na·tive, adjectiveun·com·bi·na·tive, adjective
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Examples from the Web for combinative
Historical Examples of combinative
This requires a higher type of mental association (combinative power) than mere enumeration.
They have great imagination, but it is the "combinative" imagination rather than the free poetic fancy of the Celt.
Primitive man was a combinative beast, and because of it he rose to primacy over all the animals.
British Dictionary definitions for combinative
combinatorial (ˌkɒmbɪnəˈtɔːrɪəl) or combinatory (ˈkɒmbɪnətərɪ, -trɪ)
resulting from being, tending to be, or able to be joined or mixed together
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 wordCompare isolative (def. 1)
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