from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Combinative.
  • adj. Combinatorial.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, relating to, or derived from a combination or combinations; combinative or combinatorial.
  • adj. Having the ability to combine; combinable, combinational or combining.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. same as combinatorial, 1.
  • adj. able to be combined.
  • adj. same as combinatorial, 2.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as combinative.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. marked by or relating to or resulting from combination
  • adj. able to or tending to combine
  • adj. relating to or involving combinations


combine +‎ -atory (Wiktionary)


  • This is called the combinatory method and it is a fully accepted part of the mainstream linguist's toolkit.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • K} is called a combinatory base, that is, these two combinators are the undefined constants of CL ‰¥.

    Combinatory Logic

  • Likewise chimps make tools, but don't make tools to make tools, and they have a fixed set of vocalizations rather than a combinatory language.

    Economics and Evolution, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Note 155: Mary Carruthers tempers Frances Yates's perception of hermetic practices in Lull's combinatory wheels, stating that they "were a common feature of the medieval elementary classroom, precisely for the purpose of memory training."

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • Curry had observed in his work on combinatory logic in the late 1950's the analogy between implication elimination in natural deduction and functional application.


  • It is a hyperreal, produced from a radiating synthesis of combinatory models in a hyperspace without atmosphere.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • The above correspondence can be modified for other implicational logics and combinatory bases.

    Combinatory Logic

  • Notice that the numbers in the present representation are terms over a more restricted combinatory base than in the former case.

    Combinatory Logic

  • If a combinatory term M is typable (with simple types) then M strongly normalizes, that is, all reduction sequences of M are finite (i.e., terminate).

    Combinatory Logic

  • The problem of inhabitation does not have a similar general solution, because the problem of the equality of combinatory terms is undecidable.

    Combinatory Logic

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