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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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