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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020 com•bi•na•tion /ˌkɑmbəˈneɪʃən/
USA pronunciation n.
the act of combining or the state of being combined. [ uncountable ]
a number of things combined: a combination of ideas. [ countable ]
something formed by combining: [ countable ] A chord is a combination of notes. the set of numbers or letters used to open a lock or a safe: He forgot the combination to his locker. [ countable ] WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020 com•bi•na•tion
(kom′bə nā ′shən), USA pronunciation n.
the act of combining or the state of being combined.
a number of things combined: a combination of ideas.
something formed by combining: A chord is a combination of notes.
an alliance of persons or parties: a combination in restraint of trade.
the set or series of numbers or letters used in setting the mechanism of a combination lock.
the parts of the mechanism operated by this.
ClothingOften, combinations. a suit of underwear in one piece. Mathematics
the arrangement of elements into various groups without regard to their order in the group. a group thus formed. Cf. permutation (def. 1).
com′bi•na ′tion•al, adj.
Late Latin combīnātiōn- (stem of combīnātiō), equivalent. to combīnāt( us) combined (see combine, - ate 1) + -iōn- - ion Middle French) Middle English combinacyoun ( 1350–1400
1. association, conjunction, union, coalescence, blending. See corresponding entry in Unabridged 2. mixture, amalgamation, amalgam. See corresponding entry in Unabridged 4. association, federation, league, coalition, cartel, combine, monopoly, bloc, cabal, conspiracy. See corresponding entry in Unabridged
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
combination / ˌkɒmbɪˈneɪʃən/ n the act of combining or state of being combined a union of separate parts, qualities, etc an alliance of people or parties; group having a common purpose the set of numbers that opens a combination lock Brit a motorcycle with a sidecar attached an arrangement of the numbers, terms, etc, of a set into specified groups without regard to order in the group the chemical reaction of two or more compounds, usually to form one other compound a tactical manoeuvre involving a sequence of moves and more than one piece ˌcombiˈnational adj
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