- the branch of mathematics that deals with permutations and combinations, especially used in statistics and probability.
Origin of combinatorial analysis
First recorded in 1810–20
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- the branch of mathematics concerned with the theory of enumeration, or combinations and permutations, in order to solve problems about the possibility of constructing arrangements of objects which satisfy specified conditionsAlso called: combinatorics (ˌkɒmbɪnəˈtɔːrɪks)
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