Definitions of combination

  1.   a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities
  2.   A joining together; union; alliance; compound.
  3.   The different arrangements of a number of objects, as letters, into groups.
  4.   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)
  5.   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.
  6.   a coordinated sequence of chess moves
  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.   Union; association.
  10.   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.
  11.   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.
  12.   the act of arranging elements into specified groups without regard to order
  13.   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.
  14.   Combiner.
  15.   the act of combining things to form a new whole
  16.   a group of people ( often temporary) having a common purpose; " they were a winning combination"
  17.   The act of combining: union: a number of persons united for a purpose.
  18.   The state of being united; the union of bodies or qualities; an association for a common object.

Quotes of combination

  1. I have had to work long and hard to eradicate the dangerous delusion that, in a bad position, I could always, or nearly always, conjure up some unexpected combination to extricate me from my difficulties. – Alexander Alekhine
  2. I think only of objects: of a leg or an arm, of the wonderful sense of foreshortening, breaking through the plane, of the division of space, of the combination of straight lines in relation to curved ones. – Max Beckmann
  3. The music industry is a strange combination of having real and intangible assets: pop bands are brand names in themselves, and at a given stage in their careers their name alone can practically gaurantee hit records. – Richard Branson
  4. The songs are not necessarily autobiographical. A lot of songs are a combination of influences. It might be some part of my life, or something I've felt, or something somebody's told me. It all comes together. – Tracy Chapman
  5. It's the combination of the intimate and the public that I find so exciting about being poet laureate. – Rita Dove
  6. Unless the trade deficit shrinks, the combination of the trade deficit and the interest and dividend payments to foreigners will grow ever more rapidly. – Martin Feldstein
  7. The art of pictorial creation is so complicated- it is so astronomical in its possibilities of relation and combination that it would take an act of super -human concentration to explain the final realization. – Hans Hofmann
  8. Inventing is a combination of brains and materials. The more brains you use, the less material you need. – Charles Kettering
  9. There is a certain combination of anarchy and discipline in the way I work. – Robert De Niro
  10. Children seem naturally drawn to poetry- it's some combination of the rhyme, rhythm, and the words themselves. – Jack Prelutsky
  11. I never work just to work. It's some combination of laziness and self -respect. – Harold Ramis
  12. I'd distract myself until finally it was a combination of things. The show was over and I had time on my hands. I had taken time and played and just relaxed. – Paul Reiser
  13. On the other track I got to talk with Jon Poll, my editor, and we go into more detail about the decisions we made in both the production and the post -production. So I hope the combination becomes something worth collecting. – Jay Roach
  14. About 100 things that your kid will do that will surprise you and break your heart and it will be a combination of fact based therapy, medically advised kinds of passages accompanied by celebrity anecdotes and just some funny stuff to lighten the load. – Alan Thicke
  15. HERO is a combination of my personal feeling and the commercialism. – Zhang Yimou

Usage examples for combination

  1. 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
  2. “ A strange combination of names, which disturbed and amazed him much! ” – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3. It isn't a combination to make a drawing- room impression." ” – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Was there a combination at work? ” – The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II) by Charles James Lever
  7. Probably it was a combination of both. ” – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  8. 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
  9. “ 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
  10. “ " I'm going to run a whole combination – Captain Jinks, Hero by Ernest Crosby
  11. But, owing to some mysterious combination of the forces of nature, it is my Aunt. ” – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  12. 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
  13. Still, this combination had to be produced. ” – Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson
  14. Can this strange combination exist at all? ” – Musicians of To-Day by Romain Rolland Commentator: Claude Landi
  15. It's a horrible combination Ormesby. ” – The Mistress of Bonaventure by Harold Bindloss
  16. Most of us are a combination of various selves. ” – Christopher and the Clockmakers by Sara Ware Bassett
  17. He was an ideal combination of man and politician. ” – The Plum Tree by David Graham Phillips
  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. We have in it a most instructive combination of the characters of the bird and the reptile. ” – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  20. The final combination took place curiously late. ” – Five Stages of Greek Religion by Gilbert Murray

Rhymes for combination