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Definition of "combinative" []

  • Of, relating to, or resulting from combination. (adjective)
  • Tending, serving, or able to combine. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "combinative" in a sentence
  • "Primitive man was a combinative beast, and because of it he rose to primacy over all the animals."
  • "Dictionaries define "Judeo" as a combinative form."
  • "Through cogitatio, "a combinative or compositional activity of the mind," 100 the mind is brought under its own gaze to select, arrange and recombine its contents according to circumstance. 101 The ability to concentrate, to shift focus adroitly from one's immediate surroundings, was essential for Federico to form prompt and sound judgments, whether in the course of battle or in civil affairs."