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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.

com′bi·na′tion·al adj.

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
ˌcombiˈnational adj

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]
com`bi•na′tion•al, adj.

Combination

 a union of people to achieve an aim; a collection of connected ideas, letters, or incidents. See also alliance, coalition.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.combination - a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities
haplotype - (genetics) a combination of alleles (for different genes) that are located closely together on the same chromosome and that tend to be inherited together
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
amalgam - 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 moves
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"
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 units
combination 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 order
mathematical 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 wholecombination - the act of combining things to form a new whole
change of integrity - the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something
affixation, attachment - the act of attaching or affixing something
confusion - 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) together
blending, blend - the act of blending components together thoroughly
interspersal, interspersion - the act of combining one thing at intervals among other things; "the interspersion of illustrations in the text"
temperance - the act of tempering
jointure, 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. mixture, mix, compound, blend, composite, amalgam, amalgamation, meld, coalescence A combination of factors are to blame.
2. association, union, alliance, coalition, merger, federation, consortium, unification, syndicate, confederation, cartel, confederacy, cabal The company's chairman has proposed a merger or other business combination.

combination

noun
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
組み合わせ
결합
kombináciazostava
kombinacijaspletzveza
kombination
การรวมกัน
birleş mebirleşimbirleştirmeşifre
sự kết hợp

combination

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

combination

[ˌkɒmbɪˈneɪʃən] n
[things, qualities] → combinaison f
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] → combinaison fcombination lock nserrure f à combinaisoncombination skin npeau f mixte

combination

n
Kombination f; (= combining, of organizations, people etc) → Vereinigung f, → Zusammenschluss m; (of events)Verkettung f; in combinationzusammen, gemeinsam; 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
(= motorcycle combination)Motorrad ntmit Beiwagen
(for lock) → Kombination f

combination

:
combination lock
combination sandwich

combination

[ˌkɒmbɪˈneɪʃn] ncombinazione f

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

مَجْمُوعَة kombinace kombination Kombination συνδυασμός combinación yhdistelmä combinaison kombinacija combinazione 組み合わせ 결합 combinatie kombinasjon połączenie combinação сочетание kombination การรวมกัน birleştirme sự kết hợp 组合

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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He looked like an Italian, was dressed like an Englishman, and had the independent air of an American--a combination which caused sundry pairs of feminine eyes to look approvingly after him, and sundry dandies in black velvet suits, with rose-colored neckties, buff gloves, and orange flowers in their buttonholes, to shrug their shoulders, and then envy him his inches.
Along an alleyway he went and slipping in at the back door of the saloon began drinking a drink made of a combination of sloe gin and soda water.
It was a peculiar combination of old-maidishness and licentiousness that made Cutter seem so despicable.
The first close was solemn, and intended to convey the idea of veneration; the second descriptive, bordering on the alarming; and the third was the well-known and terrific war- whoop, which burst from the lips of the young warrior, like a combination of all the frightful sounds of battle.
It was a long, roomy, one-storied villa, with a not unpicturesque combination of deep veranda and trellis work, which relieved the flat monotony of the interior and the barrenness of the freshly- cleared ground.
Marija did not understand then, as she was destined to understand later, what there was attractive to a "forelady" about the combination of a face full of boundless good nature and the muscles of a dray horse; but the woman had told her to come the next day and she would perhaps give her a chance to learn the trade of painting cans.
The sun was setting when consciousness returned, and it was pitch-dark before the Great Staircase was descended; but by a combination of luck and care, the whole four thousand seven hundred feet of descent to Breil was accomplished without a slip, or once missing the way.
I had seen a picture of a youthful Italian "freak"--or "freaks"--which was--or which were-- on exhibition in our cities--a combination consisting of two heads and four arms joined to a single body and a single pair of legs-- and I thought I would write an extravagantly fantastic little story with this freak of nature for hero--or heroes-- a silly young miss for heroine, and two old ladies and two boys for the minor parts.
I was sometimes prompted to take my life, and that of Covey, but was prevented by a combination of hope and fear.
He seemed to use them rather as instruments to search other people's thoughts, than as agents to reveal his own: the which combination of keenness and reserve was considerably more calculated to embarrass than to encourage.
The malicious dexterity of this combination was exactly the dexterity which Noel Vanstone was most fit to appreciate.
Reins and whip and coachman and guard, however, in combination, had read that article of war which forbade a purpose otherwise strongly in favour of the argument, that some brute animals are endued with Reason; and the team had capitulated and returned to their duty.