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v. com·bined, com·bin·ing, com·bines
1. To bring into a state of unity; make united: combined the ingredients in a bowl; combined the eggs and flour.
2. To join (two or more substances) to make a single substance, such as a chemical compound; mix.
3. To have, exhibit, or involve in combination: The choreography combines artistry and athletics.
4. (kŏm′bīn′) To harvest (a grain crop) using a cutting, threshing, and cleaning machine.
1. To become united: factors that combined to produce a storm.
2. To join together for a common purpose. See Synonyms at join.
3. Chemistry To form a compound.
4. (kŏm′bīn′) To harvest a grain crop using a cutting, threshing, and cleaning machine.
1. A power-operated harvesting machine that cuts, threshes, and cleans grain.
2. An association of people or groups united for the furtherance of political or commercial interests.
3. A combination.
[Middle English combinen, from Old French combiner, from Late Latin combīnāre : Latin com-, com- + bīnī, two by two; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.]
the process or an act of combining two or more things
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|Noun||1.||combining - an occurrence that results in things being united|
union - the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts; "lightning produced an unusual union of the metals"
recombination - (genetics) a combining of genes or characters different from what they were in the parents
recombination - (physics) a combining of charges or transfer of electrons in a gas that results in the neutralization of ions; important for ions arising from the passage of high-energy particles
consolidation - combining into a solid mass
|2.||combining - the act of combining things to form a new whole|
change of integrity - the act of changing the unity or wholeness of 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
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"