(mathematics) Of or pertaining to the combination and arrangement of elements in sets.

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Combinatorial Sentence Examples

- The discussion, in ï¿½ of the number of terms of a particular kind in a particular product, forms part of the theory of combinatorial analysis, which deals with the grouping and arrangement of individuals taken from a defined stock.

It is shown in the article on Combinatorial Analysis that (w; 0,n) is the coefficient of a e z w in the ascending expansion of the fraction 1-a.

Algebraic Forms; Binomial; Combinatorial Analysis; Determin Ants; Equation; Continued Fraction; Function; Theory of groups; Logarithm; Number; Probability; Series.

See further COMBINATORIAL ANALYSIS.

Pfaff's researches bore chiefly on the theory of series, to which he applied the methods of the so-called combinatorial school of German mathematicians, and on the solution of differential equations.