Definitions of combination

  1. the act of combining things to form a new whole Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of arranging elements into specified groups without regard to order Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a group of people (often temporary) having a common purpose; "they were a winning combination" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. The act or process of combining or uniting persons and things. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. The different arrangements of a number of objects, as letters, into groups. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. The state of being united; the union of bodies or qualities; an association for a common object. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. The act of combining: union: a number of persons united for a purpose. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Union; association. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. A joining together; union; alliance; compound. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Combiner. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. The act of combining; state of being combined; union; association for some object; union of bodies or qualities in a mass or compound; chemical union; the union or grouping of certain numbers or quantities in every possible manner. Combination-room, in the university of Cambridge, a room into which the fellows withdraw after dinner, for wine, dessert, and conversation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. Close union or connection; an intimate union of two or more persons or things to effect some purpose; a union of particulars; chemical combination, the tendency of certain substances to unite and form a new substance. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for combination

  1. So the table came- a handsome combination affair, suitable to all games- and was set in place. – The Boys' Life of Mark Twain by Albert Bigelow Paine
  2. Then we can put our heads together and see if there isn't some way to beat this combination – The Uphill Climb by B. M. Bower