[ kuh m-bahy-nuh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-, kom-buh- ]
/ kəmˌbaɪ nəˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-, ˌkɒm bə- /


of, relating to, or involving the combination of elements, as in phonetics or music.
of or relating to the enumeration of the number of ways of doing some specific task or of arranging items in a specific configuration.
Mathematics. of or relating to combination, or the modes, properties, etc., of combinations.


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Origin of combinatorial

First recorded in 1810–20; combinatory + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM combinatorial

com·bi·na·to·ri·al·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020