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COMBINATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does combination mean? 

COMBINATION (noun)
  The noun COMBINATION has 7 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: COMBINATION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMBINATION (noun)


Sense 1combination [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("combination" is a kind of...):

accumulation; aggregation; assemblage; collection (several things grouped together or considered as a whole)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "combination"):

amalgam (a combination or blend of diverse things)

color scheme; colour scheme (a planned combination of colors)

complexion (a combination that results from coupling or interlinking)


Sense 2combination [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A coordinated sequence of chess moves

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("combination" is a kind of...):

sequence (serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern)


Sense 3combination [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sequence of numbers or letters that opens a combination lock

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

he forgot the combination to the safe

Hypernyms ("combination" is a kind of...):

sequence (serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern)


Sense 4combination [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

they were a winning combination

Hypernyms ("combination" is a kind of...):

social unit; unit (an organization regarded as part of a larger social group)


Sense 5combination [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("combination" is a kind of...):

alignment; alinement; alliance; coalition (an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty)

Domain category:

government; political science; politics (the study of government of states and other political units)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "combination"):

combination in restraint of trade ((law) any monopoly or contract or combination or conspiracy intended to restrain commerce (which are illegal according to antitrust laws of the United States))


Sense 6combination [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("combination" is a kind of...):

mathematical operation; mathematical process; operation ((mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods)


Sense 7combination [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of combining things to form a new whole

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

compounding; combining; combination

Hypernyms ("combination" is a kind of...):

change of integrity (the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "combination"):

affixation; attachment (the act of attaching or affixing something)

consolidation; integration (the act of combining into an integral whole)

conjugation; jointure; unification; union; uniting (the act of making or becoming a single unit)

temperance (the act of tempering)

interspersal; interspersion (the act of combining one thing at intervals among other things)

blend; blending (the act of blending components together thoroughly)

fusion (the act of fusing (or melting) together)

admixture; commixture; intermixture; mix; mixing; mixture (the act of mixing together)

confusion (an act causing a disorderly combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions blended)


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