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ˌkɒm bəˈneɪ ʃəncom·bi·na·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. combinationnoun

    a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities

  2. combinationnoun

    a coordinated sequence of chess moves

  3. combinationnoun

    a sequence of numbers or letters that opens a combination lock

    "he forgot the combination to the safe"

  4. combinationnoun

    a group of people (often temporary) having a common purpose

    "they were a winning combination"

  5. combinationnoun

    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. combinationnoun

    the act of arranging elements into specified groups without regard to order

  7. combination, combining, compoundingnoun

    the act of combining things to form a new whole

Wiktionary

  1. combinationnoun

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

  2. combinationnoun

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

  3. combinationnoun

    One or more elements selected from a set without regard to the order of selection.

  4. combinationnoun

    An association or alliance of people for some common purpose.

  5. combinationnoun

    A combination shot; a billiard; a shot where the cue ball hits a ball that strikes another ball on the table.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Combinationnoun

    the act or process of combining or uniting persons and things

  2. Combinationnoun

    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

  3. Combinationnoun

    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

  4. Combinationnoun

    the different arrangements of a number of objects, as letters, into groups

Freebase

  1. Combination

    In mathematics a combination is a way of selecting several things out of a larger group, where order does not matter. In smaller cases it is possible to count the number of combinations. For example given three fruit, say an apple, orange and pear, there are three combinations of two that can be drawn from this set: an apple and a pear; an apple and an orange; or a pear and an orange. More formally a k-combination of a set S is a subset of k distinct elements of S. If the set has n elements the number of k-combinations is equal to the binomial coefficient which can be written using factorials as whenever, and which is zero when . The set of all k-combinations of a set S is sometimes denoted by . Combinations can refer to the combination of n things taken k at a time without or with repetitions. In the above example repetitions were not allowed. If however it was possible to have two of any one kind of fruit there would be 3 more combinations: one with two apples, one with two oranges, and one with two pears. With large sets, it becomes necessary to use more sophisticated mathematics to find the number of combinations. For example, a poker hand can be described as a 5-combination of cards from a 52 card deck. The 5 cards of the hand are all distinct, and the order of cards in the hand does not matter. There are 2,598,960 such combinations, and the chance of drawing any one hand at random is 1 / 2,598,960.

Editors Contribution

  1. combination

    To combine into a whole.

    There are a perfect combination of personalities and it is such joyful news to know they are getting married.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'combination' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2275

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'combination' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4319

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'combination' in Nouns Frequency: #861

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of combination in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of combination in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of combination in a Sentence

  1. Chris Sonderby:

    We remain shocked and saddened by this tragedy and are committed to working with leaders in New Zealand, other governments, and across the technology industry to help counter hate speech and the threat of terrorism, we continue to work around the clock to prevent this content from appearing on our site, using a combination of technology and people.

  2. Patrick Wildman:

    We don't know what about service could lead to increased risk of the disease in veterans, it could be a variety of factors from head trauma and excessive physical activity to exposures. It also could be a combination of a genetic predisposition with an environmental trigger.

  3. Gary Pearce:

    It's a combination of fewer people traveling and not as many people flying business class, companies are re-negotiating terms with anybody that provides a service to them.

  4. Daren Blomquist:

    Both of those states had the unfortunate combination of a massive volume of foreclosure activity spawned by the housing bubble burst along with a dysfunctional foreclosure process resulting from lenders and servicers cutting corners when it came to foreclosure documentation.

  5. Michael McCarthy:

    It's a combination of international investors attracted to the sector due to the falling Australian dollar and local investors playing catch up with the share market's 2016 high.

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