Meaning of COMBINATION in English


n.1 the act or an instance of combining; the process of being combined.

2 a combined state (in combination with).

3 a combined set of things or people.

4 a sequence of numbers or letters used to open a combination lock.

5 Brit. a motor cycle with side-car attached.

6 (in pl.) Brit. a single undergarment for the body and legs.

7 a group of things chosen from a larger number without regard to their arrangement.

8 a united action. b Chess a coordinated and effective sequence of moves.

9 Chem. a union of substances in a compound with new properties.

Phrases and idioms:

combination lock a lock that can be opened only by a specific sequence of movements.


combinative adj. combinational adj. combinatory adj.

Etymology: obs. F combination or LL combinatio (as COMBINE)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.