com·​bi·​na·​to·​ry kəm-ˈbī-nə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce combinatory (audio)

Examples of combinatory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bethesda's dialog is combinatory, feeling like each line is only tangentially related to the next. Will Bedingfield, Wired, 20 Jan. 2022 His words and his charcoal-palette drawings have a combinatory intelligence. Dwight Garner, New York Times, 16 Mar. 2020 This is serious music that makes the most of its combinatory possibilities. John Adamian,, 25 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1647, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of combinatory was in 1647

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Cite this Entry

“Combinatory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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