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Definitions of combination

  1. a coordinated sequence of chess moves
  2. the act of combining things to form a new whole
  3. the act of arranging elements into specified groups without regard to order
  4. a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities
  5. 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)
  6. a group of people ( often temporary) having a common purpose; " they were a winning combination"
  7. a sequence of numbers or letters that opens a combination lock; " he forgot the combination to the safe"
  8. The act or process of combining or uniting persons and things.
  9. The result of combining or uniting; union of persons or things; esp. a union or alliance of persons or states to effect some purpose; -- usually in a bad sense.
  10. The act or process of uniting by chemical affinity, by which substances unite with each other in definite proportions by weight to form distinct compounds.
  11. The different arrangements of a number of objects, as letters, into groups.
  12. The state of being united; the union of bodies or qualities; an association for a common object.
  13. The act of combining: union: a number of persons united for a purpose.
  14. Union; association.
  15. A joining together; union; alliance; compound.
  16. Combiner.
  17. The act of combining; state of being combined; union; association for some object; union of bodies or qualities in a mass or compound; chemical union; the union or grouping of certain numbers or quantities in every possible manner. Combination- room, in the university of Cambridge, a room into which the fellows withdraw after dinner, for wine, dessert, and conversation.
  18. Close union or connection; an intimate union of two or more persons or things to effect some purpose; a union of particulars; chemical combination, the tendency of certain substances to unite and form a new substance.
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Usage examples for combination

  1. Most of us are a combination of various selves. – Christopher and the Clockmakers by Sara Ware Bassett
  2. It isn't a combination to make a drawing- room impression." – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  3. It's a horrible combination Ormesby. – The Mistress of Bonaventure by Harold Bindloss
  4. Podmore hadn't been with me two days before the beggar had the combination of the safe aboard this car. – Every Man for Himself by Hopkins Moorhouse
  5. Can this strange combination exist at all? – Musicians of To-Day by Romain Rolland Commentator: Claude Landi
  6. Still, this combination had to be produced. – Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson
  7. The final combination took place curiously late. – Five Stages of Greek Religion by Gilbert Murray
  8. Was there a combination at work? – The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II) by Charles James Lever
  9. So the table came- a handsome combination affair, suitable to all games- and was set in place. – The Boys' Life of Mark Twain by Albert Bigelow Paine
  10. A strange combination of names, which disturbed and amazed him much! – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  11. " I'm going to run a whole combination – Captain Jinks, Hero by Ernest Crosby
  12. With still other Christians there is to be found what may be regarded as a combination of these different views. – The Spirit-Filled Life by John MacNeil Commentator: Andrew Murray
  13. It was due to a combination of circumstances, he insisted. – Tom Swift and his Giant Cannon or, The Longest Shots on Record by Victor Appleton
  14. All he was waiting for was a favorable combination of circumstances that would enable him to act. – The Gray Phantom's Return by Herman Landon
  15. But, owing to some mysterious combination of the forces of nature, it is my Aunt. – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  16. We have in it a most instructive combination of the characters of the bird and the reptile. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  17. Probably it was a combination of both. – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  18. By this remark I mean merely, that the original conception of the author, and that with which every one who feels its true beauty and force is filled, upon studying, or hearing it,- can never be fully realized and carried out, and filled up, by the finest combination of human powers. – The Portland Sketch Book by Various
  19. Then we can put our heads together and see if there isn't some way to beat this combination – The Uphill Climb by B. M. Bower
  20. He was an ideal combination of man and politician. – The Plum Tree by David Graham Phillips
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