combination combination  /ˌkɑm bə ˈneɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities
  2. (n) a coordinated sequence of chess moves
  3. (n) a sequence of numbers or letters that opens a combination lock
  4. (n) a group of people (often temporary) having a common purpose
  5. (n) an alliance of people or corporations or countries for a special purpose (formerly to achieve some antisocial end but now for general political or economic purposes)
  6. (n) the act of arranging elements into specified groups without regard to order
  7. (n) the act of combining things to form a new whole


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  1. Los Angeles Dodgers’ Three All-Stars Have Fallen Short of Their 2013 Goals

    COMMENTARY | There are three Los Angeles Dodgers currently employed by the club that have made the National League All-Star squad as members of the Blue Crew. All three have dealt with a combination of injury and ineffectiveness in 2013, and it's one of the primary reasons the club sits in last place in the NL West at 28-37, 8.5 games behind the Arizona Diamondbacks.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Cold Hard Fact for Thursday, June 13, 2013

    Fact: The first known combination of the words "super" and "bowl" dates to a third-century Chinese writer who was named Lom -Ba-Di. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  3. AbbVie Presents First Study Assessing the Role of Predefined Doses of Methotrexate When Used in Combination with ...

    MADRID, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) today announced the results from the CONCERTO trial, the first randomized, controlled trial assessing different predefined doses of methotrexate (MTX) in combination with HUMIRA® (adalimumab) for the treatment of moderate to...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PR Newswire


  1. "We continue to believe that our proposed acquisition made sense for Microsoft, Yahoo! and the market as a whole. Our goal in pursuing a combination with Yahoo! was to provide greater choice and innovation in the marketplace and create real value...
    on May 3, 2008 By: Steve Ballmer Source: mediacaster

  2. But GM Europe's president Carl-Peter Forster said: "Koenigsegg Group's unique combination of innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and financial strength...... made it the right choice for Saab as well as for General Motors".
    on Jun 16, 2009 By: Carl-Peter Forster Source: BBC News

  3. "He's probably as big a player as there is in the National Hockey League and he can skate," Dudley said. "That skill, that combination is so attractive. We think we got something special there."
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Rick Dudley Source: Spartanburg Herald Journal

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