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Definition of Combination

Combination
Combination Com`bi*na"tion, n. [LL. combinatio. See Combine.] 1. The act or process of combining or uniting persons and things. Making new compounds by new combinations. --Boyle. A solemn combination shall be made Of our dear souls. --Shak. 2. 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. A combination of the most powerful men in Rome who had conspired my ruin. --Melmoth. 3. (Chem.) 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. 4. pl. (Math.) The different arrangements of a number of objects, as letters, into groups. Note: 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. 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.

Meaning of Combination from wikipedia

- In mathematics, a combination is a selection of items from a collection, such that (unlike permutations) the order of selection does not matter. For example...
- In convex geometry, a convex combination is a linear combination of points (which can be vectors, scalars, or more generally points in an affine space)...
- A combination gun is a hunting firearm that comprises at least one rifled barrel and one smoothbore barrel, that is typically used with shot or some types...
- A combination drug is a fixed-dose combination (FDC) that includes two or more active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) combined in a single dosage form...
- A combination square is a tool used for multiple purposes in woodworking, stonemasonry and metalworking. It is composed of a ruler and one or more interchangeable...
- Conceptual combination is a fundamental cognitive process by which two or more existing basic concepts are mentally synthesized to generate a composite...
- The Combination was a league during the early days of English football. It had two incarnations; the first ran only for the 1888–89 season for teams across...
- A combination lock is a type of locking device in which a sequence of symbols, usually numbers, is used to open the lock. The sequence may be entered...
- Current practice in treating cases of malaria is based on the concept of combination therapy (e.g., Coartem), since this offers several advantages, including...
- The A-Combination (Dutch: A-Combinatie) is a political alliance in Suriname. The A-Combinatie was formed in 2005 as an alliance of Brotherhood and Unity...
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