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combination

com·bi·na·tion

combination

 
 
pronunciation:
kam b neI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of combining or state of being combined.
The combination of iron with tin produces bronze.The combination of these three paintings on this wall is very pleasing.
synonyms:
blending, fusion, intermingling, joining, mix, uniting
similar words:
admixture, alliance, association, coalition, conglomeration, conjunction, consolidation, grouping, mixture
definition 2: the result of an act of combining; things that are combined.
The film was a combination of a Western and a comedy.Sleeping pills and alcohol make a dangerous combination.
 
synonyms:
assortment, blend, conglomeration, mixture, synthesis
similar words:
aggregate, amalgam, collection, compound, gallimaufry, group, hodgepodge, jumble, miscellany, salmagundi, set, variety
definition 3: a series of numbers used to open a lock.
Do you remember the combination to this old lock?
similar words:
code
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-ation Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ation is a compound of -ate1 + -ion. It turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns (decorate/ decoration ). Not all nouns with this suffix, however, have a corresponding verb ending in -ate (information , alteration ).