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combination

noun
 
 
/ˌkɒmbɪˈneɪʃən/
MIXTURE [C, U] B2 a mixture of different people or things: Strawberries and cream - a perfect combination! We won through a combination of luck and skill. This drug can be safely used in combination with other medicines.Mixing and mixturesVariety and mixturesConnecting and combiningGroups and collections of thingsGroups and collections of thingsVariety and mixtures
LOCK [C] a set of numbers or letters in a particular order that is needed to open some types of locks: a combination lockLocking and boltingCodes and decodingSigns, signals and symbols
Translations of “combination”
in Korean 조화…
in Arabic تَرْكيبة, خَليط…
in Portuguese combinação…
in Catalan combinació…
in Japanese 組み合わせ…
in Italian combinazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聯合, 混合, 結合…
in Russian сочетание, код…
in Turkish birleşim, karışım, terkip…
in Chinese (Simplified) 联合, 混合, 结合…
in Polish połączenie, kombinacja, szyfr…
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