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Definition 1: the act of combining things to form a new whole - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for combination in the sense of this definition

(combination is a kind of ...) the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something

(... is a kind of combination ) 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"

(... is a kind of combination ) the act of tempering

(... is a kind of combination ) the act of combining one thing at intervals among other things

"the interspersion of illustrations in the text"

(... is a kind of combination ) the act of blending components together thoroughly

(... is a kind of combination ) the act of fusing (or melting) together

(... is a kind of combination ) the act of mixing together

"paste made by a mix of flour and water" "the mixing of sound channels in the recording studio"

(... is a kind of combination ) an act causing a disorderly combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions blended

"the confusion of tongues at the Tower of Babel"

(... is a kind of combination ) the act of attaching or affixing something

(... is a kind of combination ) 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"

Definition 2: the act of arranging elements into specified groups without regard to order - [noun denoting act]

(combination is a kind of ...) (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"

Definition 3: a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities - [noun denoting group]

(combination is a kind of ...) several things grouped together or considered as a whole

(... is a kind of combination ) (genetics) a combination of alleles (for different genes) that are located closely together on the same chromosome and that tend to be inherited together

(... is a kind of combination ) a combination or blend of diverse things

"his theory is an amalgam of earlier ideas"

(... is a kind of combination ) a planned combination of colors

"the color scheme for this room was determined by an interior decorator"

(... is a kind of combination ) a combination that results from coupling or interlinking

"diphthongs are complexions of vowels"

Definition 4: a group of people (often temporary) having a common purpose - [noun denoting group]

Samples where combination or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they were a winning combination

(combination is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 5: a sequence of numbers or letters that opens a combination lock - [noun denoting group]

Samples where combination or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he forgot the combination to the safe

(combination is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 6: 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) - [noun denoting group]

(combination is a kind of ...) an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty

(... is a kind of combination ) (law) any monopoly or contract or combination or conspiracy intended to restrain commerce (which are illegal according to antitrust laws of the United States)

(combination belongs to category ...) the study of government of states and other political units

Definition 7: a coordinated sequence of chess moves - [noun denoting group]

(combination is a kind of ...) 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"

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