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
combinatoriallyplay \ˌkäm-bə-nə-ˈtȯr-ē-ə-lē, kəm-ˌbī-nə-, -(ˌ)bi-\ adverb
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For Strachey, though, the interesting thing was how a simple setup, using only about seventy base words, could produce a combinatorial explosion of results—on the order of three hundred billion different letters.
That’s been the supersized science news of the last 24 hours, thanks to a clever combinatorial analysis of social networks and weight gain.
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