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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcombinationcom‧bi‧na‧tion /ˌkɒmbəˈneɪʃən $ ˌkɑːm-/ ●●● S3 W2 noun  1 [countable, uncountable]TOGETHER two or more different things that exist together or are used or put togethercombinecombination of A combination of factors may be responsible for the increase in cancer. A combination of tact and authority was needed to deal with the situation. Certain combinations of sounds are not possible in English.in combination (with something) Some drugs which are safe when taken separately are lethal in combination.see thesaurus at mixture2 [countable]NUMBER the series of numbers or letters you need to open a combination lock3 winning combination4 [uncountable] especially American EnglishTOGETHER used before a noun to mean that something has more than one purpose or uses more than one method a combination nightclub and café new combination drug therapies
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combinationThe new device is a combination copier, fax, image scanner, and document printer.The sweater is made of a combination of natural and synthetic fibres.His leadership style was to maintain power through a combination of force and cunning strategy.Our problems were due to a combination of bad management and lack of experience.A combination of fears leads to this unfortunate situation.I'll have the shrimp and chicken combination, please.He had tried every combination of the antibiotics we had on board, and was running out of tablets.Most were attracted by her intoxicating combination of beauty, wit and charm, but others were cowed.Their music is an odd combination of jazz and opera.Banana, orange juice, and cream may seem an odd combination, but together they make a delicious drink.They were a perfect combination - Anton as chef and Guy as restaurant manager.The nationalization of local politics arose from a specific combination of economic, social and political processes which no longer applies.This, as far as we know, is the first reported case of the combination of gold induced and infective colitis.What's the matter? Can't you remember the combination?This combination of your political beliefs and actions is the essence of the domain of political science called political behavior or micropolitics.If all the team are playing well, then don't change a winning combination.in combination (with something)This will provide information on neighbourhood characteristics from the 1981 Census to analyse in combination with the individual survey data.A direct block in combinations may occur in the following way.A buyer's occupation rights and fully paid share in the management company would be fully transferable, but only in combination.This can be used either as a stand-alone facility or in combination with an overdraft and other loans.The bright flavor of paprika, in combination with sour cream, is a perfect foil for the succulent meat of rabbit.Temposil in combination with relapse prevention training is being studied.Another clue is the tendency of chemicals to react together in combinations of exact numerical ratio.These two words in combination and individually were also associated with other part numbers.
From Longman Business Dictionarycombinationcom‧bi‧na‧tion /ˌkɒmbəˈneɪʃənˌkɑːm-/ noun [uncountable] British English COMMERCE when two or more companies join together in a MERGER, takeover, or other financial arrangement affecting their ownership compare integration business combination horizontal combination vertical combination