combinatorial

adjective com·bi·na·to·ri·al \ ˌkäm-bə-nə-ˈtȯr-ē-əl , kəm-ˌbī-nə- , -(ˌ)bi- \

Definition of combinatorial

1 :of, relating to, or involving combinations
2 :of or relating to the arrangement of, operation on, and selection of discrete mathematical elements belonging to finite sets or making up geometric configurations

combinatorially

play \ˌkäm-bə-nə-ˈtȯr-ē-ə-lē, kəm-ˌbī-nə-, -(ˌ)bi-\ adverb

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1818


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