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## com·bi·na·tion

(kŏm′bə-nā′shən)
n.
1. The act of combining or the state of being combined.
2. The result of combining.
3. An alliance of persons or parties for a common purpose; an association.
4. A sequence of numbers or letters used to open a combination lock.
5. Mathematics One or more elements selected from a set without regard to the order of selection.

## combination

(ˌkɒmbɪˈneɪʃən)
n
1. the act of combining or state of being combined
2. a union of separate parts, qualities, etc
3. an alliance of people or parties; group having a common purpose
4. (General Engineering)
a. the set of numbers that opens a combination lock
b. the mechanism of this type of lock
5. (Automotive Engineering) Brit a motorcycle with a sidecar attached
6. (Mathematics) maths
a. an arrangement of the numbers, terms, etc, of a set into specified groups without regard to order in the group: the combinations of a, b, and c, taken two at a time, are ab, bc, ac.
b. a group formed in this way. The number of combinations of n objects taken r at a time is n!/[(nr)!r!]. Symbol: nCr. Compare permutation1
7. (Chemistry) the chemical reaction of two or more compounds, usually to form one other compound
8. (Chess & Draughts) chess a tactical manoeuvre involving a sequence of moves and more than one piece

## com•bi•na•tion

(ˌkɒm bəˈneɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of combining or the state of being combined.
2. a number of things combined; mixture: a combination of ideas.
3. something formed by combining: A chord is a combination of notes.
4. an alliance of persons, parties, countries, etc.
5. the series of numbers or letters used in setting the mechanism of a combination lock.
6. the parts of the mechanism operated by this.
7. one-piece underwear uniting two garments, esp. a shirt and pants.
8. Math.
a. the arranging together of elements without regard to their order.
b. an arrangement thus formed.
Compare permutation (def. 2).
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Late Latin]

## Combination

a union of people to achieve an aim; a collection of connected ideas, letters, or incidents. See also alliance, coalition.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 combination - a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualitieshaplotype - (genetics) a combination of alleles (for different genes) that are located closely together on the same chromosome and that tend to be inherited togetheraggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a wholeamalgam - a combination or blend of diverse things; "his theory is an amalgam of earlier ideas"color scheme, colour scheme - a planned combination of colors; "the color scheme for this room was determined by an interior decorator"complexion - a combination that results from coupling or interlinking; "diphthongs are complexions of vowels" 2 combination - a coordinated sequence of chess movessequence - serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern; "the sequence of names was alphabetical"; "he invented a technique to determine the sequence of base pairs in DNA" 3 combination - a sequence of numbers or letters that opens a combination lock; "he forgot the combination to the safe"sequence - serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern; "the sequence of names was alphabetical"; "he invented a technique to determine the sequence of base pairs in DNA" 4 combination - a group of people (often temporary) having a common purpose; "they were a winning combination"social unit, unit - an organization regarded as part of a larger social group; "the coach said the offensive unit did a good job"; "after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit" 5 combination - an alliance of people or corporations or countries for a special purpose (formerly to achieve some antisocial end but now for general political or economic purposes)political science, politics, government - the study of government of states and other political unitscombination in restraint of trade - (law) any monopoly or contract or combination or conspiracy intended to restrain commerce (which are illegal according to antitrust laws of the United States)alignment, alinement, coalition, alliance - an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty 6 combination - the act of arranging elements into specified groups without regard to ordermathematical operation, mathematical process, operation - (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods; "the problems at the end of the chapter demonstrated the mathematical processes involved in the derivation"; "they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic" 7 combination - the act of combining things to form a new wholechange of integrity - the act of changing the unity or wholeness of somethingaffixation, attachment - the act of attaching or affixing somethingconfusion - an act causing a disorderly combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions blended; "the confusion of tongues at the Tower of Babel"commixture, mixing, intermixture, mix, admixture, mixture - the act of mixing together; "paste made by a mix of flour and water"; "the mixing of sound channels in the recording studio"fusion - the act of fusing (or melting) togetherblending, blend - the act of blending components together thoroughlyinterspersal, interspersion - the act of combining one thing at intervals among other things; "the interspersion of illustrations in the text"temperance - the act of temperingjointure, uniting, unification, conjugation, union - the act of making or becoming a single unit; "the union of opposing factions"; "he looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays"consolidation, integration - the act of combining into an integral whole; "a consolidation of two corporations"; "after their consolidation the two bills were passed unanimously"; "the defendants asked for a consolidation of the actions against them"

## combination

noun
1. A combination of factors are to blame.
2. The company's chairman has proposed a merger or other business combination.

## combination

noun
1. The state of being associated:
2. The result of combining:
3. A group of individuals united in a common cause:
Translations
تأليف بين حُروف او أرْقاممَجْمُوعَةمَزيج، خَليط، دَمْج
kombinacespojení
kombinationkodekode-
järjestuskombinatsioonkombineerimakooslussobitama
yhdistelmäyhdistyskombinaatioratsastus
kombinacija
kombinációszámkombináció
samsetningtalnaröî

결합
kombináciazostava
kombinacijaspletzveza
kombination
การรวมกัน
birleş mebirleşimbirleştirmeşifre
sự kết hợp

## combination

[ˌkɒmbɪˈneɪʃən]
A. N
1. (gen) → ; (= mixture) →
a combination of circumstancesun conjunto or una combinación de circunstancias
2. [of safe] →
3. combinations (= undergarment) →
B. CPD combination lock N

## combination

[ˌkɒmbɪˈneɪʃən] n
[things, qualities] →
Perhaps it was a combination of all these reasons → C'était peut-être une combinaison de toutes ces raisons.
the combination of sth with sth → la combinaison de qch et de qch
[lock] → combination lock ncombination skin n

## combination

n
Kombination f; (= combining, of organizations, people etc) → Vereinigung f, → Zusammenschluss m; (of events)Verkettung f; in combination; an unusual colour combinationeine ungewöhnliche Farbzusammenstellung; pink is a combination of red and whiteRosa ist eine Mischung aus Rot und Weiß; those two boys together are a nasty combinationdiese beiden Jungen zusammen sind ein übles Duo
combinations pl (= undergarment)Kombination f, → Hemdhose f
(for lock) → Kombination f

## combination

:
combination lock
combination sandwich
n (US) →

[ˌkɒmbɪˈneɪʃn] n

## combine

(kəmˈbain) verb
to join together in one whole; to unite. They combined (forces) to fight the enemy; The chemist combined calcium and carbon.
(ˈkombain) noun
an association of trading companies. a large manufacturing combine.
ˌcombiˈnation (-bi-) noun
1. (the result of) combining or being combined. The town was a combination of old and new architecture.
2. a set of numbers used to open certain types of lock. He couldn't open the safe as he had forgotten the combination; (also adjective) a combination lock.
combine harvester
a machine that both harvests and threshes crops.

## combination

kombinace kombination yhdistelmä kombinacija 組み合わせ 결합 kombination การรวมกัน sự kết hợp

## combination

n combinación f; Smoking and diabetes are a bad combination..El hecho de fumar y ser diabético es una mala combinación.
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