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"combination" in British English

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combinationnoun

uk   /ˌkɒm.bɪˈneɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌkɑːm.bəˈneɪ.ʃən/
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 ​boredomcaused me to ​fallasleep. This ​drug can be ​safely used in combination with other ​medicines. Her ​experience and ​energy are a winning combination (= a ​successfulmixture) in ​business.
[C] an ​arrangement in a ​particularorder: 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 ​particularorder that can be used to ​open some ​types of ​locks: a combination lock

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(Definition of combination from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"combination" in American English

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combinationnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌkɑm·bəˈneɪ·ʃən/
a ​mixtureobtained when two or more things are ​combined: [C] Green is a combination of ​blue and ​yellow. [C] A combination of tiredness and ​boredom made me ​doze off in ​class. We'll be ​working in combination with (= together with) two other ​departments on this ​project.
(Definition of combination from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"combination" in Business English

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combinationnoun

uk   us   /ˌkɒmbɪˈneɪʃən/
[C or U] a ​result of two or more things ​joining together: a combination of sth and sth A combination of ​economicslowdown and ​taxcuts is having a ​drasticeffect on ​publicfinances. New ​technologieswork particularly well when they are used in combination with traditional classroom ​learning.
(Definition of combination from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “combination”
in Arabic تَرْكيبة, خَليط…
in Korean 조화…
in Portuguese combinação…
in Catalan combinació…
in Japanese 組み合わせ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 联合, 混合, 结合…
in Turkish birleşim, karışım, terkip…
in Russian сочетание, код…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聯合, 混合, 結合…
in Italian combinazione…
in Polish połączenie, kombinacja, szyfr…
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