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noun combination pronunciation in British English /ˌkɒmbɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/
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  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
    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.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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