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combination

  

      n  
1    the act of combining or state of being combined  
2    a union of separate parts, qualities, etc.  
3    an alliance of people or parties; group having a common purpose  
4   
a    the set of numbers that opens a combination lock  
b    the mechanism of this type of lock  
5      (Brit)   a motorcycle with a sidecar attached  
6      (Maths)  
a    an arrangement of the numbers, terms, etc., of a set into specified groups without regard to order in the group  
the combinations of a, b, and c, taken two at a time, are ab, bc, ac     
b    a group formed in this way. The number of combinations of n objects taken r at a time is n!/[(n -- r)!r!]. Symbol: nCr  
   Compare       permutation       1  
7    the chemical reaction of two or more compounds, usually to form one other compound  
8      (Chess)   a tactical manoeuvre involving a sequence of moves and more than one piece,   (See also)        combinations  
  combinational      adj  


combination lock  
      n   a type of lock that can only be opened when a set of dials releasing the tumblers of the lock are turned to show a specific sequence of numbers  
combination room  
      n     (Brit)   (at Cambridge University) a common room  
combination tone  
      n      another term for       resultant tone  
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combination

  
1    amalgam, amalgamation, blend, coalescence, composite, connection, meld, mix, mixture  
2    alliance, association, cabal, cartel, coalition, combine, compound, confederacy, confederation, consortium, conspiracy, federation, merger, syndicate, unification, union  

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adj.
combination of "well" and "easy"
[Slang]
v.
excessive fluid from the mouth - combination of 'to slobber' and 'to salivate'
n.
representation of a facial expression composed with various combinations of keyboard characters used to convey the writer's feelings or intended tone in electronic communication. For exemple, :-) represents a smile.
[Internet] Ex: When they e-mail, people have a growing tendency to use emoticons as a fun way to relay the tone of their messages
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