Definition of Combination

1. Noun. A collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities.

2. Noun. A coordinated sequence of chess moves.
Generic synonyms: Sequence

3. Noun. A sequence of numbers or letters that opens a combination lock. "He forgot the combination to the safe"
Generic synonyms: Sequence
Derivative terms: Combinatorial

4. Noun. A group of people (often temporary) having a common purpose. "They were a winning combination"
Generic synonyms: Social Unit, Unit
Derivative terms: Combinatorial, Combine, Combine

5. Noun. 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).
Category relationships: Government, Political Science, Politics
Specialized synonyms: Combination In Restraint Of Trade
Generic synonyms: Alignment, Alinement, Alliance, Coalition
Derivative terms: Combinatorial, Combine, Combine

6. Noun. The act of arranging elements into specified groups without regard to order.

7. Noun. The act of combining things to form a new whole.

Definition of Combination

1. n. The act or process of combining or uniting persons and things.

Definition of Combination

1. Noun. The act of combining, the state of being combined or the result of combining. ¹

2. Noun. A sequence of numbers or letters used to open a combination lock. ¹

3. Noun. (mathematics) One or more elements selected from a set without regard to the order of selection. ¹

4. Noun. An association or alliance of people for some common purpose. ¹

5. Noun. (billiards) A combination shot; a billiard; a shot where the cue ball hits a ball that strikes another ball on the table. ¹

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Definition of Combination

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Medical Definition of Combination

1. The result or product of combining, a series of events or result occurring in an ordered sequence, the act or process of combining, the act or process of uniting to form a chemical compound: the chemical compound so formed. The name of a species or subspecies consisting of the name of the genus followed by the specific or specific plus subspecific names. (09 Jan 1998)

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Literary usage of Combination

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"from beneath the pin o, and thus allow the dog, angle bar or fence to fall, ready to engage with the tumblers or combination wheels and the [] lock bolt or ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"They consist in what is described as a new combination of old and known ... All the devices of which the alleged combination is made are confessedly old. ..."

3. The American Journal of Psychology by Edward Bradford ( Titchener, Granville Stanley Hall (1921)
"Then the sums thus obtained for each of two colors that were shown in combination were added; the combined sum represented the combined affective value of ..."

4. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1907)
"The advantage of the Cor Anglais speaking at 16 feet pitch is evident, since In combination with the Clarinet, Oboe, or Flut«, it may be used for valuable ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1904)
""The combination of Hydrogen and Chlorine under the Influence of Light." By PV SEVAN, Trinity College, Cambridge. Communicated by Professor JJ THOMSON, ..."

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