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From Middle English combinacioun, combynacyoun, from Old French combination, from Late Latin combīnātiō.


  • IPA(key): /kɒmbɪˈneɪʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən


combination (countable and uncountable, plural combinations)

  1. The act of combining, the state of being combined or the result of combining.
  2. An object formed by combining.
  3. A sequence of numbers or letters used to open a combination lock.
  4. (mathematics) One or more elements selected from a set without regard to the order of selection.
  5. An association or alliance of people for some common purpose.
  6. (billiards) A combination shot; a billiard; a shot where the cue ball hits a ball that strikes another ball on the table.
  7. A motorcycle and sidecar.
  8. A rapid sequence of punches or strikes in boxing or other combat sports.



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