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English noun: combination

1. combination (group) a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities


Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection


Narrower (hyponym)amalgam, color scheme, colour scheme, complexion, haplotype

2. combination (group) a coordinated sequence of chess moves


Broader (hypernym)sequence

3. combination (group) a sequence of numbers or letters that opens a combination lock


SamplesHe forgot the combination to the safe.


Broader (hypernym)sequence

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


SamplesThey were a winning combination.


Broader (hypernym)social unit, unit

5. combination (group) 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)


Broader (hypernym)alignment, alinement, alliance, coalition


Narrower (hyponym)combination in restraint of trade


Domain categorygovernment, political science, politics

6. combination (act) the act of arranging elements into specified groups without regard to order


Broader (hypernym)mathematical operation, mathematical process, operation

7. combination (act) the act of combining things to form a new whole


Synonymscombining, compounding


Broader (hypernym)change of integrity


Narrower (hyponym)admixture, affixation, attachment, blend, blending, commixture, confusion, conjugation, consolidation, fusion, integration, intermixture, interspersal, interspersion, jointure, mix, mixing, mixture, temperance, unification, union, uniting









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