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Noun: combination  ,kóm-bu'ney-shun
  1. A collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities
     
  2. A coordinated sequence of chess moves
     
  3. A sequence of numbers or letters that opens a combination lock
    "he forgot the combination to the safe"
     
  4. A group of people (often temporary) having a common purpose
    "they were a winning combination"
     
  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. The act of arranging elements into specified groups without regard to order
     
  7. The act of combining things to form a new whole
    - combining, compounding

Derived forms: combinations

Type of: accumulation, aggregation, alignment, alinement, alliance, assemblage, change of integrity, coalition, collection, mathematical operation, mathematical process, operation, sequence, social unit, unit

Encyclopedia: Combination