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noun combination pronunciation in British English /ˌkɒmbɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/ 
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singularcombination
pluralcombinations
  1. 1
    [countable] something that combines several things

    a striking colour combination

    combination of:

    a combination of text, illustration, and graphics

    an unusual combination of circumstances

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    1. a.
      [uncountable] the process of putting, using, or mixing things together
      in combination (with someone/something):

      Never take this medicine in combination with alcohol.

    2. b.
      [only before noun] capable of being used for two or more purposes

      I bought a combination fax, copier, and printer.

  2. 2
    [countable] a series of numbers or letters used for operating a combination lock

    I've forgotten the combination.

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