Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun combination

7 senses of combination

Sense 1
combination -- (a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities)
       => collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage -- (several things grouped together or considered as a whole)

Sense 2
combination -- (a coordinated sequence of chess moves)
       => sequence -- (serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern; "the sequence of names was alphabetical"; "he invented a technique to determine the sequence of base pairs in DNA")

Sense 3
combination -- (a sequence of numbers or letters that opens a combination lock; "he forgot the combination to the safe")
       => sequence -- (serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern; "the sequence of names was alphabetical"; "he invented a technique to determine the sequence of base pairs in DNA")

Sense 4
combination -- (a group of people (often temporary) having a common purpose; "they were a winning combination")
       => unit, social unit -- (an organization regarded as part of a larger social group; "the coach said the offensive unit did a good job"; "after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit")

Sense 5
combination -- (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))
       => alliance, coalition, alignment, alinement -- (an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty)

Sense 6
combination -- (the act of arranging elements into specified groups without regard to order)
       => mathematical process, mathematical operation, operation -- ((mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods; "the problems at the end of the chapter demonstrated the mathematical processes involved in the derivation"; "they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic")

Sense 7
combination, combining, compounding -- (the act of combining things to form a new whole)
       => change of integrity -- (the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something)

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