from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to or resulting from combination.
  • adjective Tending, serving, or able to combine.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Tending to combine; uniting: in mathematics, applied to a covariant which is equally a covariant when for any of the quantics is substituted a linear function of them. Also combinatory.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective produced by a combinatorial process.
  • adjective able to combine; tending to combine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or resulting from combination.
  • adjective Serving to, tending to, or able to combine.

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

  • adjective marked by or relating to or resulting from combination
  • adjective relating to or involving combinations


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  • A common approach to combinative preferences is to derive them from exclusionary preferences, which are then taken to be more basic.


  • Properties such as completeness, transitivity and acyclicity can be transferred from exclusionary to combinative preferences.


  • Relata of combinative preferences typically are not specified enough to be mutually exclusive.


  • In addition, there are interesting logical properties that can be expressed with combinative preferences but not with exclusionary preferences.



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