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combination

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CIDE DICTIONARY

combinationn. [LL. combinatio. See Combine.].
  •  The act or process of combining or uniting persons and things.  [1913 Webster]
    "Making new compounds by new combinations."  [1913 Webster]
    "A solemn combination shall be made
    Of our dear souls.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "A combination of the most powerful men in Rome who had conspired my ruin."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The different arrangements of a number of objects, as letters, into groups.  [1913 Webster]
    " In combinations no regard is paid to the order in which the objects are arranged in each group, while in variations and permutations this order is respected."  Brande & C.  [1913 Webster]
Combination car, a railroad car containing two or more compartments used for different purposes. [U. S.] -- Combination lock, a lock in which the mechanism is controlled by means of a movable dial (sometimes by several dials or rings) inscribed with letters or other characters. The bolt of the lock can not be operated until after the dial has been so turned as to combine the characters in a certain order or succession. -- Combination room, in the University of Cambridge, Eng., a room into which the fellows withdraw after dinner, for wine, dessert, and conversation. -- Combination by volume (Chem.), the act, process, or ratio by which gaseous elements and compounds unite in definite proportions by volume to form distinct compounds. -- Combination by weight (Chem.), the act, process, or ratio, in which substances unite in proportions by weight, relatively fixed and exact, to form distinct compounds. See Law of definite proportions, under Definite.
Syn. -- Cabal; alliance; association; league; union; confederacy; coalition; conspiracy. See Cabal.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

combination, n.
1 the act or an instance of combining; the process of being combined.
2 a combined state (in combination with).
3 a combined set of things or people.
4 a sequence of numbers or letters used to open a combination lock.
5 Brit. a motor cycle with side-car attached.
6 (in pl.) Brit. a single undergarment for the body and legs.
7 a group of things chosen from a larger number without regard to their arrangement.
8 a united action. b Chess a coordinated and effective sequence of moves.
9 Chem. a union of substances in a compound with new properties.

Idiom
combination lock a lock that can be opened only by a specific sequence of movements.
Derivative
combinative adj. combinational adj. combinatory adj.
Etymology
obs. F combination or LL combinatio (as COMBINE)

THESAURUS

combination

Bund, Rochdale cooperative, accompaniment, accord, accordance, addition, adjunct, admixture, affairs, affiliation, affinity, agglomeration, agglutination, aggregate, aggregation, agreement, alignment, alliance, alloy, alloyage, amalgam, amalgamation, approximation, array, articulation, assemblage, assembly, association, axis, band, blend, blending, bloc, body, bond, bracketing, brew, building, buildup, cabal, cahoots, call-up, canvass, cartel, census, circle, clique, closeness, clustering, co-working, coaction, coadunation, coalescence, coalition, coincidence, collaboration, colleagueship, collection, collectivity, college, collegialism, collegiality, colligation, collocation, colloid, collusion, combine, combined effort, combo, comminglement, commingling, commixture, common market, communication, comparison, composite, composition, compound, comradeship, concatenation, concert, concerted action, concoction, concomitance, concordance, concourse, concurrence, confection, confederacy, confederation, confluence, conflux, confraternity, congeries, conglomerate, conglomeration, congregation, conjugation, conjunction, connectedness, connection, consilience, consolidation, consortium, conspiracy, constitution, construction, consumer cooperative, contiguity, contrariety, convergence, cooperation, cooperative, cooperative society, copartnership, copartnery, copulation, corps, corralling, correspondence, coterie, council, coupling, credit union, customs union, data-gathering, dealings, decoction, decoctum, deduction, disjunction, eclecticism, economic community, embodiment, emulsion, ensemble, fabrication, faction, fashioning, federation, fellowship, filiation, formation, fraternalism, fraternity, fraternization, free trade area, freemasonry, fusion, gang, gathering, getup, group, grouping, homology, hookup, identification, identity, immixture, inclusion, incorporation, individuality, indivisibility, ingathering, intactness, integrality, integration, integrity, intercommunication, intercourse, interfusion, interlarding, interlardment, interlinking, interminglement, intermingling, intermixture, intimacy, inventory, inviolability, irreducibility, joinder, joining, jointure, junction, juxtaposition, knotting, league, liaison, link, linkage, linking, machine, magma, make, makeup, marriage, meeting, melding, mergence, merger, merging, mingling, mix, mixing, mixture, mob, mobilization, mosaic, muster, mutual attraction, nearness, oneness, organic unity, organization, pairing, parasitism, particularity, partnership, party, paste, patchwork, piecing together, pluralism, political machine, pool, propinquity, proximity, purity, putting together, rapport, relatedness, relation, relations, relationship, ring, rodeo, roundup, saprophytism, selfsameness, set, setup, shaping, similarity, simplicity, simultaneity, singleness, singularity, society, sodality, solidarity, solidification, solidity, solution, sorority, splice, structure, structuring, survey, suspension, symbiosis, sympathy, synchronism, syncretism, syndicate, syndication, syneresis, synergy, synthesis, tie, tie-in, tie-up, togetherness, trust, undividedness, unification, uniformity, union, uniqueness, united action, unity, univocity, wholeness, yoking

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combination

Mixture

N mixture, admixture, commixture, commixtion, commixion, intermixture, alloyage, matrimony, junction, combination, miscegenation, impregnation, infusion, diffusion suffusion, transfusion, infiltration, seasoning, sprinkling, interlarding, interpolation, adulteration, sophistication, tinge, tincture, touch, dash, smack, sprinkling, spice, seasoning, infusion, soupcon, alloy, amalgam, brass, chowchow, pewter, magma, half-and-half, melange, tertium quid, miscellany, ambigu, medley, mess, hotchpot, pasticcio, patchwork, odds and ends, all sorts, jumble, salad, sauce, mash, omnium gatherum, gallimaufry, olla-podrida, olio, salmagundi, potpourri, Noah's ark, caldron texture, mingled yarn, mosaic, half-blood, half-caste, mulatto, terceron, quarteron, quinteron, quadroon, octoroon, griffo, zambo, cafuzo, Eurasian, fustee, fustie, griffe, ladino, marabou, mestee, mestizo, quintroon, sacatra zebrule, catalo, cross, hybrid, mongrel, mixed, implex, composite, half-and-half, linsey-woolsey, chowchow, hybrid, mongrel, heterogeneous, motley, miscellaneous, promiscuous, indiscriminate, miscible, among, amongst, amid, amidst, with, in the midst of, in the crowd.

Junction

N junction, joining, joinder, union connection, conjunction, conjugation, annexion, annexation, annexment, astriction, attachment, compagination, vincture, ligation, alligation, accouplement, marriage infibulation, inosculation, symphysis, anastomosis, confluence, communication, concatenation, meeting, reunion, assemblage, coition, copulation, sex, sexual congress, sexual conjunction, sexual intercourse, love-making, joint, joining, juncture, pivot, hinge, articulation, commissure, seam, gore, gusset, suture, stitch, link, miter mortise, closeness, tightness coherence, combination, annexationist, joined, joint, conjoint, conjunct, corporate, compact, hand in hand, firm, fast, close, tight, taut, taught, secure, set, intervolved, inseparable, indissoluble, insecable, severable, jointly, in conjunction with, fast, firmly intimately, tria juncta in uno.

Combination

N combination, mixture, junction, union, unification, synthesis, incorporation, amalgamation, embodiment, coalescence, crasis, fusion, blending, absorption, centralization, alloy, compound, amalgam, composition, tertium quid, resultant, impregnation, combined, impregnated with, ingrained, imbued inoculated.

Composition

N composition, constitution, crasis, combination, inclusion, admission, comprehension, reception, embodiment, formation, containing, constituting.

Number

N number, symbol, numeral, figure, cipher, digit, integer, counter, round number, formula, function, series, sum, difference, complement, subtrahend, product, multiplicand, multiplier, multiplicator, coefficient, multiple, dividend, divisor, factor, quotient, submultiple, fraction, rational number, surd, irrational number, transcendental number, mixed number, complex number, complex conjugate, numerator, denominator, decimal, circulating decimal, repetend, common measure, aliquot part, prime number, prime, relative prime, prime factor, prime pair, reciprocal, totient, binary number, octal number, hexadecimal number, permutation, combination, variation, election, ratio, proportion, comparison, progression, arithmetical progression, geometrical progression, harmonical progression, percentage, permilage, figurate numbers, pyramidal numbers, polygonal numbers, power, root, exponent, index, logarithm, antilogarithm, modulus, base, differential, integral, fluxion, fluent, numeral, complementary, divisible, aliquot, reciprocal, prime, relatively prime, fractional, decimal, figurate, incommensurable, proportional, exponential, logarithmic, logometric, differential, fluxional, integral, totitive, positive, negative, rational, irrational, surd, radical, real, complex, imaginary, finite, infinite, impossible, numerically, modulo.

Cooperation

N cooperation, coadjuvancy, coadjutancy, coagency, coefficiency, concert, concurrence, complicity, participation, union, additivity, combination, collusion, association, alliance, colleagueship, joint stock, copartnership, cartel, confederation, coalition, fusion, a long pull a strong pull and a pull all together, logrolling, freemasonry, unanimity, esprit de corps, party spirit, clanship, partisanship, concord, synergy, coaction, cooperating, in cooperation, in league, coadjuvant, coadjutant, dyed in the wool, cooperative, additive, participative, coactive, synergetic, synergistic, favorable to, unopposed, as one, shoulder to shoulder, synergistically, cooperatively, due teste valgono piu che una sola.

Party

N party, faction, side, denomination, communion, set, crew, band, horde, posse, phalanx, family, clan, team, tong, council, community, body, fellowship, sodality, solidarity, confraternity, familistere, familistery, brotherhood, sisterhood, knot, gang, clique, ring, circle, group, crowd, in-crowd, coterie, club, casino, machine, Tammany, Tammany Hall, corporation, corporate body, guild, establishment, company, copartnership, partnership, firm, house, joint concern, joint-stock company, cahoot, combine, trust, society, association, institute, institution, union, trades union, league, syndicate, alliance, Verein, Bund, Zollverein, combination, Turnverein, league offensive and defensive, alliance offensive and defensive, coalition, federation, confederation, confederacy, junto, cabal, camarilla, camorra, brigue, freemasonry, party spirit, Confederates, Conservatives, Democrats, Federalists, Federals, Freemason, Knight Templar, Kuklux, Kuklux Klan, KKK, Liberals, Luddites, Republicans, Socialists, Tories, Whigs staff, dramatis personae, in league, in partnership, in alliance, bonded together, banded together, linked, joined together, embattled, confederated, federative, joint, hand in hand, side by side, shoulder to shoulder, en masse, in the same boat.

Interchange

N interchange, exchange, commutation, permutation, intermutation, reciprocation, transposition, rearrangement, shuffling, alternation, reciprocity, castling (at chess), hocus-pocus, interchangeableness, interchangeability, recombination, combination, barter, tit for tat, cross fire, battledore and shuttlecock, quid pro quo, interchanged, reciprocal, mutual, commutative, interchangeable, intercurrent, combinatorial, recombinant, in exchange, vice versa, mutatis mutandis, backwards and forwards, by turns, turn and turn about, each in his turn, everyone in his turn.

Opening

N opening, hole, foramen, puncture, perforation, fontanel, transforation, pinhole, keyhole, loophole, porthole, peephole, mousehole, pigeonhole, eye of a needle, eyelet, slot, opening, aperture, apertness, hiation, yawning, oscitancy, dehiscence, patefaction, pandiculation, chasm, embrasure, window, casement, abatjour, light, sky light, fan light, lattice, bay window, bow window, oriel, dormer, lantern, outlet, inlet, vent, vomitory, embouchure, orifice, mouth, sucker, muzzle, throat, gullet, weasand, wizen, nozzle, placket, portal, porch, gate, ostiary, postern, wicket, trapdoor, hatch, door, arcade, cellarway, driveway, gateway, doorway, hatchway, gangway, lich gate, way, path, thoroughfare, channel, passage, passageway, tube, pipe, water pipe, air pipe, vessel, tubule, canal, gut, fistula, adjutage, ajutage, ostium, smokestack, chimney, flue, tap, funnel, gully, tunnel, main, mine, pit, adit, shaft, gallery, alley, aisle, glade, vista, bore, caliber, pore, blind orifice, fulgurite, thundertube, porousness, porosity, sieve, cullender, colander, cribble, riddle, screen, honeycomb, apertion, perforation, piercing, terebration, empalement, pertusion, puncture, acupuncture, penetration, key, opener, master key, password, combination, passe- partout, open, perforated, perforate, wide open, ajar, unclosed, unstopped, oscitant, gaping, yawning, patent, tubular, cannular, fistulous, pervious, permeable, foraminous, vesicular, vasicular, porous, follicular, cribriform, honeycombed, infundibular, riddled, tubulous, tubulated, piped, tubate, opening, aperient, Int, open sesame!.


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