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combination

noun uk   /ˌkɒm.bɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌkɑːm-/
B2 [C or U] the mixture you get when two or more things are combined: Strawberries and cream - a perfect combination. A combination of tiredness and boredom caused me to fall asleep. This drug can be safely used in combination with other medicines. Her experience and energy are a winning combination (= a successful mixture) in business. [C] an arrangement in a particular order: From the letters X Y Z, we can get three combinations of two letters: XY, XZ, and YZ. [C] a set of letters or numbers in a particular order that can be used to open some types of locks: a combination lock
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