combination

[ kom-buh-ney-shuhn ]
/ ˌkɒm bəˈneɪ ʃən /

noun


Nearby words

  1. combe-capelle man,
  2. combed yarn,
  3. comber,
  4. comber board,
  5. combinable,
  6. combination calculus,
  7. combination door,
  8. combination drug,
  9. combination last,
  10. combination lock

Origin of combination

1350–1400; Middle English combinacyoun (< Middle French) < Late Latin combīnātiōn- (stem of combīnātiō), equivalent to combīnāt(us) combined (see combine, -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

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British Dictionary definitions for combination

combination

/ (ˌkɒmbɪˈneɪʃən) /

noun

See also combinations

Derived Formscombinational, adjective

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Word Origin and History for combination

combination

n.

late 14c., combinacyoun, from Old French combination (14c., Modern French combinaison), from Late Latin combinationem (nominative combinatio) "a joining two by two," noun of action from past participle stem of combinare (see combine (v.)).

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